News & What's New - June 2015
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!

Added Books
No new additions on the book pages this month.
These are the numbers for the book pages this month.

1827 publications
1199 different covers

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