Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ancient Opar Returns!

Art from Farmer's Hadon of Ancient Opar by Roy G. Krenkel.
The following announcement was made this past weekend at FarmerCon IX/PulpFest 2014. I'd like to give my heartfelt thanks to all of the parties involved for allowing this exciting project to go forward. I'll be sure to post more details as soon as I am able.

Meteor House is pleased to announce Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar, new authorized novellas in Philip José Farmer's epic saga of Khokarsa, a civilization lost to the mists of time. Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor of The Song of Kwasin, will be writing the two novellas based on Farmer's notes.

Twelve thousand years ago, the vast empire of Khokarsa ringed the shores of ancient Africa's inland seas. In the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin, the hero Hadon and his giant cousin Kwasin led the battle against the priests of the sun god Resu, who sought to usurp the beneficent rule of the priestesses of Kho. Twenty years have passed since the heroes' victory, and mighty Khokarsa lies in ruin, victim to a continent-wide earthquake. Of all the cities of the empire, only shining Opar, the city of gold and jewels, remains standing. Now, Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar's most precious treasures and slaughter its king.

Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by Christopher Paul Carey), with the first volume to be released Summer 2015. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The British Fantasy Society reviews EXILES OF KHO

David Brzeski has reviewed my novella Exiles of Kho over at the British Fantasy Society website.
From the review:

Somehow, Christopher Paul Carey manages to perfectly meld the styles of Henry Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer. It almost seems as if those three authors were amalgamated into one. It’s very well-written, actually somewhat better than Burroughs might have managed. It invokes the period flavour of Haggard’s prose, yet without seeming in any way dated in style. I’m really not quite sure how Carey does it.

Read the entire review here.

Pulp Crazy reviews "With Dust Their Glittering Towers"

Check out Pulp Crazy's review of "With Dust Their Glittering Towers" from the anthology The Many Deaths of Anthony Cardno, edited by Anthony R. Cardno.