Tales of the Wold Newton Universe

Win Scott Eckert broke the news yesterday about the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, due out from Titan Books in October 2013. I’m honored to be collaborating on the book’s introduction with Win, and that the anthology will include “Kwasin and the Bear God,” my 20,000-word novella with Philip José Farmer that’s set between the first two chapters of The Song of Kwasin. I will note that this is the first-ever Wold Newton fiction anthology, so if you like Farmer’s Wold Newton mythos, you’re going to want to pick up this one. The book is now available to preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here are the full contents:

Contents

Introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey

The Great Detective and Others

“The Problem of the Sore Bridge–Among Others” by Harry Manders (Philip José Farmer)
“A Scarletin Study” by Jonathan Swift Somers III (Philip José Farmer)
“The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight” by Jonathan Swift Somers III (Philip José Farmer)

Pulp Inspirations

“Skinburn” by Philip José Farmer
“The Freshman” by Philip José Farmer
“After King Kong Fell” by Philip José Farmer

Wold Newton Prehistory: The Khokarsa Series

“Kwasin and the Bear God” by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey

Wold Newton Prehistory: John Gribardsun & Time’s Last Gift

“Into Time’s Abyss” by John Allen Small
“The Last of the Guaranys” by Octavio Aragão & Carlos Orsi

Wold Newton Origins / Secrets of the Nine

“The Wild Huntsman” by Win Scott Eckert

Hadon of Ancient Opar comps

My comp copies of the new Titan Books edition of Hadon of Ancient Opar arrived in the mail yesterday. The book looks fantastic, and I’m very happy to see this novel once again in an affordable paperback edition (and now for the first time in an ebook edition). The new edition, which features an introduction by me (“The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa”) as well as bonus addenda “A Guide to Khokarsa”), can be purchased here.

Hadon of Ancient Opar paperback and ebook editions due out in January 2013

I’m happy to announce that Hadon of Ancient Opar, the first novel in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa trilogy, will be published by Titan Books in both paperback and ebook (Kindle, NOOK) format in January 2013. I’m honored to be contributing an introduction (“The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa”) and afterword (“A Guide to Khokarsa”) to the new edition.Titan Books is in the middle of reprinting a total of eleven classic titles by Farmer, and so they haven’t yet made a decision as to whether to acquire the other two novels in the series (Flight to Opar and The Song of Kwasin). If you want to see those two novels in paperback and ebook formats, I encourage you to show your support by picking up Hadon of Ancient Opar as well as the other books currently available for order or preorder in Titan’s PJF series (The Peerless Peer, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, Time’s Last Gift, Lord Tyger, A Feast Unknown, Lord of the Trees, The Mad Goblin, and The Wind Whales of Ishmael).

Exiles of Kho is now shipping!

I’m back from having a wonderful time at FarmerCon VII/PulpFest 2012, where my new signed limited edition novella Exiles of Kho debuted. I’m happy to announce that the book is now shipping from Meteor House. It’s almost sold out, though, with only about forty twenty-five or so copies remaining in stock at the publisher, so place your order now if you want a copy.

Exiles of Kho book release and signing at PulpFest (Photo by Jason Aiken)

 

Signing more copies of Exiles of Kho at the Meteor House table at PulpFest
Cover art by Mike Hoffman

 

PulpFest/FarmerCon VII Schedule

I’m excited to be a guest at PulpFest/FarmerCon VII in Columbus, OH next week, where Meteor House will be launching my latest book, Exiles of Kho, a standalone novella set in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa. I expect to be hanging out much of the time at the Meteor House table in the Dealers’ Room, and my convention schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 10:

11:00 AMExiles of Kho Book Launch – author Christopher Paul Carey will be signing the limited edition release of his book

1:00 PMThe New Fictioneers – Christopher Paul Carey will read from his novel co-authored with Philip José Farmer, The Song of Kwasin, part of the Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa omnibus, forthcoming from Subterranean Press, as well as an excerpt from his new novella, Exiles of Kho.

7:00 PMLord Tyger, Time’s Last Gift, and the Gods of Opar – our FarmerCon VII panelists discuss a sampling of the Burroughs and Verne-inspired works of Philip José Farmer. Moderated by Paul Spiteri, editor of Pearls from Peoria and featuring authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey.

The British Fantasy Society on Gods of Opar

David Brzeski has reviewed Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa for the British Fantasy Society website. Here’s an excerpt:

Indeed, one of the strengths of the entire series is that there are no clearly delineated good and evil sides. Many of the characters united in fighting the mad king Minruth actively despise each other. Farmer and Carey tell a realistically complex tale of a religious war in which whichever side ultimately wins, countless people lose and their world is left devastated.

Check out the review here.