Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer and
Christopher Paul Carey

Cover of 1983 Meuthen paperback.
I've been keeping this under my hat for a long while now, but over at The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page I've finally broken the big news: In spring 2012 Subterranean Press is slated to bring out a new Philip José Farmer omnibus comprising the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and the previously unpublished The Song of Kwasin, the latter novel having been completed by me from Phil's manuscript fragment and outline, and in consultation with Phil. The three books compose Farmer's Khokarsa series, about an ancient African empire at the close of the last Ice Age. The publisher hasn't officially announced the omnibus yet, so stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

The Song of Kwasin tells the story of the hero Hadon's giant cousin Kwasin, and his efforts to clear his name and take up the fight against the tyrannical King Minruth, who has usurped the throne of the mighty empire of Khokarsa. Click here to read the complete interview with me about the novel.

And if you just can't wait until next year to read about the adventures of Kwasin, you're in luck: This summer Meteor House will be releasing the anthology The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul, which will feature a 20-000 word novella titled "Kwasin and the Bear God" by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. This is a self-contained story based on an alternate outline to The Song of Kwasin. I'll be posting here when The Worlds of PJF 2 goes live for pre-ordering.

How's that for some news?