HADON, KING OF OPAR is out of print

HKOO-1Both the hardcover and paperback editions of Hadon, King of Opar are now out of print at the publisher. The good news is that it will soon be available for the first time in an ebook edition—stay tuned for details!

Meanwhile, copies of Blood of Ancient Opar are still available from Meteor House at the time of this posting. It’s also a limited edition (like the sold-out Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho were), so I recommend picking it up now while you still can if you want a print copy.

EXILES OF KHO almost sold out–Kindle edition available!

This paEOK-1st week Meteor House announced that the new signed limited edition hardcover of Exiles of Kho was all but sold out only a month after the release date (only three copies remained at the time of the post).

But don’t worry. If you missed out on the hardcover, you can now pick up the Kindle edition of Exiles of Kho over at Amazon or the NOOK edition at Barnes & Noble.

There’s other big Khokarsa news coming very soon, so stay tuned!

Paperback Perils on EXILES OF KHO and “Iron and Bronze”

EOK-200pixPaperback Perils has recently reviewed both my novella Exiles of Kho (just released in a signed limited edition hardcover that is nearly sold out) and Win Scott Eckert’s and my short story “Iron and Bronze” (Kindle edition here; also collected in Tales of the Shadowmen: The Vampires of Paris).

From the review of Exiles of Kho:

If Exiles is typical of Christopher Paul Carey’s work, then I cannot wait to devour the rest of the books by him that I picked up at Pulpfest. He writes with a grace of style that carries the reader along as readily as the pulse-pounding adventure of the story itself does.

What jumped out at me most is the almost casual way in which he handles world-building; the world of Exiles is not the world of Hadon of Ancient Opar (though it is related), and Carey recognizes this and guides us into Lupoeth’s world with a turn of phrase here, a descriptor there; we’re not clubbed over the head with travelogue writing, which is something many writers cannot pull off… Here, Carey makes it look easy.

Read the full review here.

Iron and Bronze by Christopher Paul Carey and Win Scott EckertFrom the review of “Iron and Bronze”:

Chris and Win have really outdone themselves here. It’s challenging enough to write a cross over story featuring two preexisting characters and capture both their voices and present it well; Win and Chris have given us four preexisting characters – Ironcastle, Ardan/Savage, Antinea, and Harry Killer, aka Zanigew (as per the research of Rick Lai, readable here) and balanced their roles and presences perfectly, not allowing any one character to dominate the stage, so to speak. This is rather a lot like juggling four running chainsaws and not losing any fingers, and speaks volumes to both Chris and Win’s affection for the characters and combined pool of literary talent.

Read the full review here.

Also be sure to check out Paperback Perils’ reviews of some related works, such as for Philip Jose Farmer’s Time’s Last Gift and Hadon of Ancient Opar, as well as J. H. Rosny’s and Farmer’s Ironcastle.

FarmerCon X/PulpFest 2015 recap

I had a tremendous amount of fun attending FarmerCon X/PulpFest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio last month! I started out my trip on August 4, flying out Atlanta, Georgia and heading over to Meteor House headquarters, where I wore out my hand signing books. Then, on Tuesday the 8th, we were off in a van for Columbus to reunite with friends and set up the Meteor House tables at the Hyatt. Both Hadon, King of Opar and the new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho debuted at the convention, as did the new Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s Flight to Opar (a book I am extremely proud to have edited). It was gratifying to see the stacks of these titles shrink, be replenished, and then shrink again in an ongoing cycle over the weekend! The con went by in a merry blur, with author readings, fascinating panels on sundry pulp topics, the FarmerCon and PulpFest dinners, and much late-night mingling while around us whirled the spectacle of an anime convention that was going on at the same hotel.

Without further ado, here are some photos from my trip and the convention.

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Signing books at Meteor House headquarters.

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Booooooks!

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Banner outside the PulpFest dealers room.

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With Meteor House publisher Michael Croteau (right).

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The new signed limited edition hardcover of EXILES OF KHO is almost sold out!

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Jason Scott Aiken reads from his “The Sword of Lomar.”

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The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer panel, with Jason Scott Aiken, Frank Schildiner, and Chuck Loridans.

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The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos panel, with Nathan Madison, John Haefele, Don Herron, Rick Lai, and Tom Krabacher.

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The FarmerCon X dinner attendees.

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Lisa Fournier IS Pat Wildman!

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Duane Spurlock reads from his and Jim Beard’s novel AIRSHIP HUNTERS.

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Waiting to get in to the restaurant for the PulpFest dinner. (From left clockwise: Art Sippo, Chuck Loridans, Greg Gick, Win Scott Eckert, and Frank Schildinder.)

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Panoramic shot of the PulpFest dinner.

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Frank Schildiner and Art Sippo deep in a discussion.

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Chuck Loridans makes a point. (From left to right: Frank Schildiner, Kim T., Chuck Loridans and Sean Levin.)

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Win Scott Eckert signing copies of THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE.

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With the giant sign!

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The last day of the con. (From left to right: Michael Croteau, Sean Levin, Win Scott Eckert, Chuck Loridans, Frank Schildiner, and me.)

New Khokarsa books to debut at PulpFest 2015/FarmerCon X

2015-Postcard-FrontHadon, King of Opar, the limited edition hardcover of Exiles of Kho, and the Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s Flight to Opar will all debut at PulpFest 2015/FarmerCon X in Columbus, Ohio on August 13–16. I’ll be on hand to sign the books and will be hanging out at the Meteor House table in the Dealers Hall if you’d like to stop by and chat. The books should all begin shipping to customers shortly after PulpFest.

I’d like to take a moment to give a Brobdingnagian THANK YOU everyone who preordered the books and in so doing made them a reality. I am also especially grateful to the good folks at Meteor House and the interested parties who gave their blessing for new works set in Ancient Opar to be published.

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