Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
THE SONG OF KWASIN (with Philip José Farmer)

Included in the omnibus Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa, which collects all three novels of the Khokarsa series: Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin.

Twelve thousand years ago in ancient Africa, the herculean Kwasin of Dythbeth returns to the empire of Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against the tyrannical King Minruth himself, and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.

Praise for Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa and The Song of Kwasin:

"Fans...will find the entire collection an accessible and enjoyable throwback." —Publishers Weekly

"[The Song of Kwasin] possesses and organic, unified feel, and a high level of storytelling craft. The legacy of the Khokarsa cycle is continued in honorable and entertaining fashion." —Locus Online

"Gods Of Opar: Tales Of Lost Khokarsa is pulp fantasy in the best sense of the words. A fast-paced entertaining adventure literature in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Henry Rider Haggard. Christopher Paul Carey was obviously the right choice for finishing Farmer’s outline and writing the third novel." —SFcrowsnest

Reviews of Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa:

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HADON, KING OF OPAR: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa
Signed Limited Edition, Meteor House, forthcoming in 2015

Fourteen years have passed since the events of The Song of Kwasin, 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, the hero Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar’s most precious treasures and slaughter its king.

BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa
Signed Limited Edition, Meteor House, forthcoming

On the heels of the tumultuous events of Hadon, King of Opar, the destiny of Khokarsa's last remaining queendom hangs in the balance. Just as Hadon faces his most daunting challenge yet, he begins to suspect his daughter La has mysterious plans of her own in store for the city of gold and jewels.

Signed Limited Edition, Meteor House, 2012 (SOLD OUT!) 
Ebook edition now available!

Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea.

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe
KWASIN AND THE BEAR GOD: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa (with Philip José Farmer)
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, Titan Books, 2013 
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul, Meteor House, 2011

Returning to the island of Khokarsa after eight long years of exile in the Wild Lands, the giant Kwasin must help a priestess free her village from King Minruth's tyranny...or face the Bear God's wrath.

The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno, Talekyn Press, 2014
(Charity anthology for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life)

A day trip to Highgate takes a turn for the weird as intrepid Baconian investigator Alicia Leith explores the crumbling ruins that mark the site of Sir Francis Bacon's death.

The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days, Meteor House, 2014

ATHENA, the Federation’s titanic supercomputer, has gone mad, and it’s up to Lieutenant Raspold—known throughout the inhabited worlds as the galactic Sherlock Holmes—to track down the saboteurs.
Serialized novelette, 2014

Read online for free here.

When her twin brother is kidnapped an undead army in the deserts of Osirion, Jasilia and her Risen Guard protector, Nekhtep, have no choice but to confront the skeletons of the past.

Art by Damon Westenhofer © 2014, Paizo Inc.

 The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files
The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files, Moonstone Books, 2011

Richard Henry Benson, known to the world as the crime-fighting hero The Avenger, travels to a mysterious island in the North Atlantic where a power-hungry billionaire is conducting insidious experiments on human subjects a a la Doctor Moreau.

The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions
A KICK IN THE SIDE: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa
Short story
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions, Meteor House, 2010

Set during the events of Philip José Farmer's novel Flight to Opar.

Hinokly, scribe of the hero Hadon of Opar, matches wits with pirates on the high seas of ancient Khokarsa...

Caesar's Children: A Tale of Pluritopia
CAESAR'S CHILDREN: A Tale of Pluritopia 
Tales of the Shadowmen 6: Grand Guignol, Black Coat Press, 2009
Also available in a standlone ebook edition.

When a mysterious woman from the Earth's center appears suddenly in the tranquil Pacific Northwest paradise of France-Ville, the ideal world finds itself on the brink of the unimaginable--a great conflagration that threatens to scorch Pluritopia to cinders.
Iron and Bronze
IRON AND BRONZE (with Win Scott Eckert)
Tales of the Shadowmen 5: The Vampire of Paris, Black Coat Press, 2009
Also available in a standalone ebook edition.

Taduki-inspired visions draw an intrepid adventurer and a madman to a lost African outpost of Atlantis where they must confront an ancient mystery from the stars...


 Tales of the Wold Newton Universe
Edited by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey
Titan Books, 2013

A collection of Wold Newton-inspired short stories by Farmerphiles, experts, and the Grand Master of SF himself. A real meteorite fell near Wold Newton, Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795, and was found to be radioactive, causing genetic mutations in the occupants of a passing coach. Many of their descendants were thus endowed with extremely high intelligence and strength, as well as an exceptional capacity and drive to perform good, or, as the case may be, evil deeds.

Table of Contents:

"Introduction: The Wold Newton Tales of Philip José Farmer" by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey

The Great Detective and Others

"The Problem of the Sore Bridge--Among Others" as by Harry Manders (Philip José Farmer)
"A Scarletin Study" as by Jonathan Swift Somers III (Philip José Farmer)
"The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight" as 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 Aragao and Carlos Orsi

Wold Newton Origins/Secrets of the Nine

"The Wild Hunstman" by Win Scott Eckert

 The Other in the Mirror
By Philip José Farmer
Edited by Christopher Paul Carey
Subterranean Press, 2009

The Other in the Mirror brings together three classic novels by Philip José Farmer: Fire and the Night, Jesus on Mars, and Night of Light. All three are united by one of SF’s central tropes, that of The Other.

Fire and the Night is a mainstream novel so rare that even many of Farmer’s most dedicated fans have never read it. First published in 1962, it is also one of the author’s most daring works, exploring the issue of racial Otherness in a mesmerizing tale of temptation and entrapment in a small industrial Midwestern town.

In Jesus on Mars, Richard Orme and the crew of the Barsoom embark on the first manned mission to the Red Planet, intent on investigating what seemed to be evidence of life beamed back to Earth by a robotic survey satellite. But Orme discovers in the hollowed-out Martian caverns what he and the scientists back home least expect: a group of aliens, as well as humans transplanted from first century A.D. Earth, led by a being who claims to be Jesus of Nazareth Himself. Soon Orme and his crew are shocked to find that The Other they face is made all that more alien because of its similarity to humanity’s past.

Night of Light is not only one of Farmer’s most psychologically gripping SF tales, it is also the novel which inspired Jimi Hendrix’s psychedelic rock classic “Purple Haze.” John Carmody is a fugitive from Earth, condemned to exile for brutally murdering his wife. Hired by the galactic Church on a mission to squelch a burgeoning rival religion, Carmody must take the Chance on the planet Dante’s Joy and risk his worst nightmares becoming reality. But that’s not the worst of it: the Fathers of Algul and the Fathers of Yess have their own plans for the conscienceless Carmody—for to the inhabitants of Dante’s Joy, Carmody himself is The Other... and they need his alien flesh to give birth to God.

Table of Contents:

"Introduction: In the Alien Corn: Philip José Farmer and The Other" by Christopher Paul Carey
Fire and the Night
Jesus on Mars
Night of Light

 Venus on the Half-Shell and Others
By Philip José Farmer
Edited by Christopher Paul Carey
Subterranean Press, 2008

Venus on the Half-Shell and Others collects for the first time the best of the best from Philip José Farmer's scintillating "fictional-author period."

In the mid-1970s a fever-pitched furor was created when an actual novel purported to be by Kilgore Trout—the sadsack science fiction writer who appears as a character in the works of Kurt Vonnegut—materialized on the bookracks, complete with a mysterious back cover photo of the author looking like a bearded vagabond sage. Debate raged as to who had truly written Venus on the Half-Shell. Was it Vonnegut himself, or perhaps Theodore Sturgeon, rumored to have been the inspiration for Trout? Or did Kilgore Trout really exist? Just as one respected newspaper published an article "proving" that Vonnegut had written the book, the Hugo Award-winning science fiction author Philip Jose Farmer announced he was the true author.

The controversial Kilgore Trout episode was neither the first nor the last time Farmer would impishly slip out of his own skin and assume the persona of another author. In Venus on the Half-Shell and Others, Philip José Farmer transforms himself into fictional personalities as compelling as they are diverse: Cordwainer Bird, Paul Chapin, Rod Keen, Harry “Bunny” Manders, Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor, John H. Watson, M.D. and even the real-life author William S. Burroughs (writing his own version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jungle Lord!). Also included is the original version of Farmer's classic Sherlock Holmes/Lord Greystoke pastiche The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, back in print for the first time in over thirty years.

A unique collection, Venus on the Half-Shell and Others showcases the grand imagination of one of science fiction's most resourceful and creative minds.

Table of Contents:

"Introduction: More Real Than Life Itself: Philip José Farmer's Fictional-Author Period" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout"
Venus on the Half-Shell as by Kilgore Trout
"The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout"
"The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod"
"The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others" as by Harry Manders
"The Volcano" as by Paul Chapin
"Osiris on Crutches” as by Leo Queequeg Tincrowder
"The Impotency of Bad Karma" as by Cordwainer Bird
"The Phantom of the Sewers" as by Rod Keen
"A Hole in Hell" as by Dane Helstrom
"The Last Rise of Nick Adams" as by Codwainer Bird
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer as by John H. Watson, M.D.
The Impotency of Bad Karma" as by Cordwainer Bird – the original version, later rewritten as "The Last Rise of Nick Adams"—lettered edition only
"Philip Jose Farmer as Fictional-Author: A Chronological Bibliography" by Christopher Paul Carey

Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories
By Philip José Farmer
Edited by Christopher Paul Carey
Subterranean Press, 2007

Philip José Farmer: maker of universes and chronicler of fantastic adventures, legendary Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master… Today few realize that Farmer was writing literary fiction long before he set the science fiction world afire with his groundbreaking “The Lovers.” Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories collects these little known treasures, along with other fantastical tales—all making their first appearance here in book form.

Sure to excite readers of science fiction everywhere is the inclusion of Farmer's “lost” novel of the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate past circa the 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental laser drill, humankind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.

With its first-time collection of a lost novel, ultra-rare works, tales of science fiction and fantasy, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories presents a compelling new look at one of speculative fiction's most beloved literary giants.

Table of Contents:

"Introduction: Philip José Farmer: On the Road to the Emerald City" by Christopher Paul Carey
Up from the Bottomless Pit (1974-1978)
"That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto" (early 1940s)
"The Essence of the Poison" (1941)
"Keep Your Mouth Shut" (1946-1955)
"The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs" (1953)
"The Doll Game" (1956-1957)
"The Rebels Unthawed" (1966)
"The Frames" (1970)
"The Light-Hog Incident" (post-1970)
"The Unnaturals" (1973)
"The Spy in the U.S. of Gonococcia" (c. 1978-early 1980s)
"A Peoria Night" (1983)
"I Still Live: Tarzan of the Apes 75th Anniversary Dinner Keynote Address" (1989)
"Hayy ibn Yaqzam by Abu ibn Tufayl: An Arabic Mowgli" (1990)
"Why Do I Write?" (1992)