Tuesday, April 17, 2012



April 13th Yesterday Christopher Paul Carey and Michael Croteau were guests on the Book Cave doing a podcast all about the ancient civilization of Khokarsa. Give it a listen if you haven't already. If you are not familiar with the Book Cave, hosts Rick Croxton and Art Sippo do a terrific job interviewing a wide variety of people regarding genre fiction, pulps, movies, tv, you know, all that entertainment we love.

In the podcast Chris and Mike mostly talk about the new webpage they created, Explore the World of Lost Khokarsa for the series, and the soon to be released,GODS OF OPAR: Tales of Lost Khokarsa. In case you've been living in a cave we'll point out that this volume contains three novels: HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, FLIGHT TO OPAR, and the brand new conclusion to the series, THE SONG OF KWASIN. The latter title being a collaboration between Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey.

But, then the interview took a turn for the unexpected with the announcement of another brand-new book set in Khokarsa. If there is one complaint many people have about the Khokarsa novels, it is that the Gray-Eyed God, Sahhindar, does not show up enough. Seriously, anyone who has read TIME'S LAST GIFT knows who Sahhindar is, and we want to spend more time with him. A lot more time in fact. Farmer really took the old adage, "leave them wanting more," a little too far in this case. That is one of the reasons Christopher Paul Carey's novella, Exiles of Kho, has us so excited. Not only is it an origin story, but Sahhindar plays a prominent role!

If that doesn't get you excited, how about this: artist extraordinaire Mike Hoffman not only supplies the gorgeous cover art, but interior illustrations as well. It gets even better, read on if you dare... The signed limited edition novella will be published in the late summer or early fall of 2012 (hopefully in time forFarmerCon VII where Chris will be a guest). You can preorder the book now for $15 plus shipping and there are two very compelling reasons why you need to do this. First, if you preorder by June 30th, your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgments page. Second, only a small number of copies will be printed beyond the number preordered. So if you don't preorder the book, there is a very good chance you will miss out on the tale of how Sahhindar significantly influenced the course of events in the ancient civilization of Khokarsa.