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Zacharias L.A. Nuninga

New Meteor House books received!
30 Aug 2015
Just received from publisher Meteor House the new books of:
  • Flight to Opar, the restored edition, in hardcover and trade paperback;
  • Hadon, King of Opar, a new novella by Carey, in hardcover and trade paperback;
  • Exiles of Kho, a hardcover edition of this novella by Carey.
All these books look great! Very nice!

Also included in the package were copies of the FarmerCon X program booklet. It contains the story "Freshman" and the printed version of the interview I had with Christopher Paul Carey.
More about these books in the upcoming updates.
Opar on its way
25 Aug 2015
The publisher of Meteor House promised that the new editions would be sent late last week or early this week to the people that ordered them. So, we may expect soon our copies of:
  • Flight to Opar, the revised edition;
  • Hadon, King of Opar, a new novella by Carey;
  • Exiles of Kho, a hardcover edition of this novella by Carey.
These new books were signed by Christopher Paul Carey. The first reviews I read online were all very positive about the new novella, Hadon, King of Opar. Can't wait to read it!

Author Christopher Paul Carey signing the new books.
If you missed it, we had a great interview with Christopher about the new books.
Dark is the Sun in Moscow
24 Aug 2015
Publisher Polaris (Riga & Moscow) had 23 omnibuses with Philip José Farmer's work in the series Миры Филипа Фармера (Worlds of Philip Farmer). They were published in the years from 1996 till 1998.

In 2013 there came a book that feels and looks a lot like one of the above series, but it is not! The series name suggests as such: Миры Поляриса (Worlds of Polaris).

This book, Темное солнце, a translation of Dark is the Sun, has no publisher's name and no ISBN. Maybe it is an illegal publication...
We added this one on the book page.
Russian Gate of Time from Estonia
18 Aug 2015
Earlier this month we had a first time publication from Uzbekistan, this time is it Estonia that is a 'new' country in the bibliography.

Publisher Melor from Talinn, the capital city of Estonia, published in 1996 the Omnibus Волки севера. The omnibus has two novels, Дорога в никуда (The Gate of Time) by Philip José Farmer and Волки севера (The Sixth Winter) by Douglas Orgill & John Gribbin.
Also a story by A. Bertram Chandler, "Случайный пассажир" ("Lost Art"), which story is not mentioned in the Table of Contents.

The book is published years after Estonia became independent from the Soviet Union, but it is still in Cyrillic characters while Estonia officially uses the Roman (or Latin) alphabet.
Russian Gate of Time Anthology
16 Aug 2015
Russian publisher Argus presented in 1995 as number 3 in their series Chronos (Хронос) the anthology Врата времени. The anthology has two novels, Врата времени (The Gate of Time) by Philip José Farmer and Землянин, войди в свой дом (Earthman, Come Home) by James Blish.
Further there are 23 stories of which three are by Farmer: "Божественный промысел" ("The God Business"), "Плыви! Плыви!" ("Sail On! Sail On!"), and "Царь зверей" ("The King of the Beasts").
Book signing
15 Aug 2015
The book presentation and signing by Christopher Paul Carey, of the new Opar / Khokarsa books from Meteor House: Flight to Opar, Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho at FarmerCon X.

At left on the photo author and editor, Christopher Paul Carey. At right the publisher, Michael Croteau. In front the new books!
Pulpfest 2015 & FarmerCon X
12 Aug 2015

From Thursday, August 13 till Sunday, August 16 FarmerCon X takes place. It is held together with Pulpfest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

There will be a book presentation and signing of the new Opar / Khokarsa books from Meteor House: Flight to Opar, Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho. After the convention the pre-ordered books will be sent to me and everyone else that ordered them.

I wish all the Farmerphiles that are present at FarmerCon X a very good time. Enjoy and have fun!
And yet another omnibus
12 Aug 2015
The novel Night of Light is translated and published three times in Russian as Ночь света (Noch' sveta) in 1992, 1995, and in 1997. The newly discovered first Russian publication of 1991 is translated as Убить бога (Ubit' boga). This title translates back as Kill God.

Убить бога is published in the omnibus with the title Клуб любителей фантастики, T. 1. This title translates as something like Fantasy Fan Club 1.
It looks like this is the first volume of a Russian Fantasy Book Club.

Farmer's novel is accompanied by two novels from Andre Norton, Catseye (Всадник с Вордена) and Secret of the Lost Race (Сокровище таинственной расы).
Dare in Ukraine
10 Aug 2015
Philip José Farmer's novel Dare was published twice in Ukraine in the same year, 1993. It was both times translated as Дейр. Already known was the omnibus publication with this novel from Alterpress.

The second one, from publisher Zovnishtorgvidav Ukraini, was not known till now. This one is also included in an omnibus, with the title Дейр, together with the novel Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin.

Omnibus from Uzbekistan
7 Aug 2015
I found an omnibus from a 'new' country, Uzbekistan. That means, new to this bibliography.
This omnibus, Бизнес Бога (God Business) was published in 1994.

It includes one story, "The God Business", and three novels by Farmer: Пробуждение каменного Бога (The Stone God Awakens), Плоть (Flesh), and Ночь света (Night of Light).

Ukrainian World of Tiers omnibus
30 Jul 2015
The first four novels in the World of Tiers series are included in this omnibus, with the title Многоярусный мир. It was published in a print run of 5000 copies by publisher Podillya (Ukraine) in 1996.

The first four novels are: Создатель Вселенных (The Maker of Universes), Врата мироздания (The Gates of Creation), Личный космос (A Private Cosmos), and За стенами земли (Behind the Walls of Terra).
I added this newly found publication on the book pages.
Russian Freshman
28 Jul 2015
Farmer's Chtulhu Mythos story, "The Freshman" (1979) has seen another Russian translation.

It was published in the anthology Мифы Ктулху in 2011. This anthology is a translation of the US anthology Tales of the Cthulhu Myhos from 1989, which was edited by James Turner.
The original anthology has seen ten foreign translations, including this new Russian one.

Spanish translations from Acervo
4 Jul 2015
Spanish publisher Acervo published three books by Farmer in translation: Los Amantes (The Lovers) in 1975 and reprinted in 1982, Dare (Dare) in 1978 and Noche de Luz (Night of Light) in 1979.

In the past I received some information that these books were published in hardcover as well in trade paperback at the same time. It seemed that I didn't have all the information in the bibliography. Because of lack of time I never came to check this out. Also forgot it a bit.

But now Roger Crombie (UK) sent me an email about the 1982 reprint of the hardcover of Los Amantes.
So I took the time to check things out and found the proof of two other books for a total of the following three additions:
- Los Amantes, hardcover 2nd printing, 1982
- Dare, hardcover, 1978
- Noche de Luz, trade paperback, 1979.

Thank you Roger!
Interview with Christopher Paul Carey
18 Jun 2015
The biggest news this year, so far, came with the announcement of a new Opar / Khokarsa novella, Hadon, King of Opar. See the earlier entries on this site.
The novella is written by Christopher Paul Carey and will be published by Meteor House in August this year.
Book presentation and signing will be done at FarmerCon X.

Many times in the past I read comments from fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan stories. They made the crossover to Farmer's Opar stories, because of the relation with ERB's Tarzan.
Some were curious if Farmer's novels were as good as the 'original' stories. Not all of the ERB fans thought them as good as ERB had written them.

But there were many fans that liked Farmer's Opar novels and read them. Problem was, there were only two Opar books, despite the fact that Farmer had announced for more. They were never written, alas.
Until Chris Carey got permission from Farmer to finish the third Opar / Khokarsa novel, The Song of Kwasin. The Farmer estate later gave him permission to write more stories.

I have never been a real Tarzan fan. As a kid I read some comic books with his adventures, saw a few of the old movies (with Johnny Weissmuller), and maybe read one or two of the books in translation.
But I loved and still love the Opar / Khokarsa stories, whether written by Farmer or Carey. Maybe it is time for me to finally make the crossover to the 'real' Tarzan stories... What do you think?

For now we have a very interesting interview with Christopher Paul Carey, about his latest addition to the Opar / Khokarsa stories, Hadon, King of Opar.
FarmerCon X
13 Jun 2015
From Thursday, August 13 till Sunday, August 16 will FarmerCon X be held. It is held at Pulpfest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

See both the websites for more detailed information about registering and the programming. There is only one item in the program that is related to FarmerCon however, a panel with the title: "The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer".

Another Phil Farmer related, and very interesting activity is the presentation and signing of the new Opar / Khokarsa books from Meteor House.
Review: Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
12 Jun 2015
Last month the website PulpCrazy published a review online of the new novella Hadon, King of Opar. The novella is written by Christopher Paul Carey.

Philip Jose Farmer started the Opar series in 1974 and he wrote two novels in the series. The second one was published in 1976. A third novel, The Song of Kwasin, was published in 2012. It was coauthored by Chris Carey.

Hadon, King of Opar will be published in August. So you can still preorder your copy of the book. If you do your name will appear on the acknowledgments page of the book.

Maybe the mentioned review, with: «If you’re a fan of Khokarsa, Hadon, King of Opar should vault to the top of your reading list», can help you decide if you will preorder it from Meteor House!
What also helps is the stunning cover by Bob Eggleton!
More news from Opar: Order Now!
13 May 2015
And again Meteor House has announcements of new publications, this time of two novellas in the Opar / Khokarsa series. Both stories are written by Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor of The Song of Kwasin.

First is the completely new novella Hadon, King of Opar. The publisher: «The new novella, authorized by Farmer’s estate, resumes Hadon’s storyline fourteen years after the events of Farmer and Carey’s The Song of Kwasin (we’ll have some good news about that novel later this year!), and should be considered Volume 4 in the Khokarsa series. A sequel by Carey, Blood of Ancient Opar, is already in the works.»

The second novella is Exiles of Kho, that will be published in a limited hardcover. Originally it was published in a trade paperback in 2012, but due to reader demand the publisher is happy to meet their wishes for a hardcover.

The price for both hardcovers is $25, for the trade paperback $15. See the publisher's website for more and the ordering information of course. Do not wait to long with your order, because these books all have a limited edition!
Flight to Opar - Restored Edition
26 Apr 2015
Meteor House announced a few days ago their new edition of Philip Jose Farmer's Flight to Opar.

The announcement reads: «Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series. This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.
Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art and a frontispiece by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material.»

The price for the hardcover is $30, for the trade paperback $20. See the publisher's website for more and ordering information.

The God Business
12 Apr 2015
Philip Jose Farmer's novella "The God Business" (1954) was publihed last year as an eBook. It was published by Fiction Hunter Press and available for $0.99 at Amazon for the Kindle, or with Barnes & Noble for the Nook.

One of the reviewers at Amazon wrote this: "One of my All Time Favorite short stories. Fresh, unbridled ideas, romance and sex all done with the usual superb creativity that Farmer is famous for."
A story in the Sturch series
8 Apr 2015
A new solo publication of Philip José Farmer's novella Rastignac the Devil. This time from publisher Leopold Classic Library. Their website is completely empty... indexes this publication under 'Christian Books & Bibles'.

It is published in a very overpriced ($10.95) chapbook. Overpriced, especially because the story is free of copyrights, in the public domain also. It is available as a free eBook and a free Audio Book. But if you want a printed copy you can order this one at Amazon.

Thanks Fred for the tip!
Books received from Italy, Japan and China
6 Apr 2015
From Japan came another few translated Phil Farmer books for my collection: 恋 人たち (The Lovers), 1980, 太 陽神降臨 (Flesh), 1978, and 淫獣の幻影 (The Image of the Beast), 1986.

I scanned the covers and replaced the older ones with these. The older images were found on the internet.

Also received from Italy the translation of Gods of Riverworld (Gli dei del Fiume), 1985. And the Italian box with both volumes of the Riverworld omnibuses, Riverworld, Il mondo del fiume (1992). I did not know that these two volumes came in a (very large) box.

Finally I received from China the anthology from the previous entry, 克苏鲁神话 (Cthulhu Mythos). But I'm very confused about this one. I received two trade paperbacks, but cannot find Farmer's story "The Fresman" in one of them. I expected to receive only one book. It looks like it might be a reprint of September 2014, where the publisher left out Farmer's story to publish it in 克苏鲁神话2 (Cthulhu Mythos 2) of January 2014.
Have to search more on the internet and maybe ask a friend's wife, who is from China, to help me out. Will be back on this one.
Earlier news

New Publications
In 2015


Rastignac the Devi
In 2014


Le bateau fabuleux
(The Fabulous Riverboat)

The Evil in Pemberley House

The Maker of Universes, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Unreasoning Mask

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows
by Josh Reynolds


Le Monde du Fleuve
(To Your Scattered Bodies Go)

The Worlds of Philip José Farmer (4): Voyages to Strange Days

L'univers à l'envers
(Inside Outside)


Les Dieux du fleuve
(Gods of Riverworld)
In 2013

Bogowie Świata Rzeki
(Gods of Riverworld)

Venus on the Half-Shell

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe

Strange Compulsion

Doc Savage: His Apocalytic Life
(trade paperback)


All New Publications in:
2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Forthcoming Books

The publication of the restored edition of Flight to Opar, in the Summer of 2015, by Meteor House in hardcover and trade paperback.

Christopher Paul Carey has written Hadon, King of Opa. It will be published by Meteor House in August 2015.

Christopher Paul Carey will write Blood of Ancient Opar. This one will be published by Meteor House in the Summer of 2016.

Meteor House will publish The Monster on Hold, by Farmer & Eckert, in the Summer of 2016.