Meteor House has posted the table of contents the upcoming anthology The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days edited by Michael Croteau, which includes a Foreword by Robert Silverberg:

Here’s the book description:

The first three volumes in the Worlds of Philip José Farmer series focused on different facets of Farmer’s career: Volume 1 studied his disdain for literary boundaries, those between genres and even those between fiction and reality; Volume 2 featured his interest in the softer sciences, such as, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and theology, among many others; Volume 3 played around with his love of the trickster character in fiction, and his own trickster nature.

Volume 4 focuses on perhaps a more obvious topic: Philip José Farmer the classic science fiction writer! Farmer grew up on the pulps; from the 1920s through the Golden Age, Farmer was an avid reader of many of the science fiction magazines. Although many were ground-breaking, his earliest stories used familiar tropes such as interstellar travel, alien races, parallel worlds, computers, war, scientists, etc.

Here’s the table of contents…
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Today marks the release of Titan Books’ Wold Newton anthology, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Edited by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, the book collects, for the first time ever in one volume, SF Grand Master Philip José Farmer‘s Wold Newton short stories, as well as tales by other Farmerian writers.

The extensive introduction by Eckert (coauthor with Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House) and Carey (coauthor with Farmer of the Khokarsa novel The Song of Kwasin) provides an overview of Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Mythos. In addition, the editors provide brief introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale. (See also: the table of contents.)

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Win Scott Eckert has posted the table of contents for the upcoming collection Tales of the Wold Newton Universe

Here’s the book description:

A collection of Wold Newton-inspired short stories by Farmerphiles, experts, and the Grand Master of SF himself.

The book collects, for the first time ever in one volume, Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton short stories, and also includes tales by other writers.

The Introduction by Win Scott Eckert (coauthor with Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House) and Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Farmer of the Khokarsa novel The Song of Kwasin) will provide an overview of Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Mythos. In addition, Eckert and Carey will provide brief introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale.

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Cover & Synopsis: “The Mad Goblin” by Philip José Farmer

Titan Books has posted the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel The Mad Goblin (A Wold Newton Parallel Universe Novel) by Philip José Farmer.
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Cover & Synopsis: “Hadon of Ancient Opar” by Philip Jose Farmer

Christopher Paul Carey informs us that Hadon of Ancient Opar, the first novel in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa trilogy, will be published by Titan Books in January 2013 in in paperback and ebook formats. Carey will be writing the introduction.

Here’s the synopsis:

Twelve thousand years ago the great lost city of Opar was in its prime, with its Atlantean tradition, its fabled jewels, its living goddess and Hadon, son of ancient Opar, whose claim to a throne launches him upon an enthralling and dangerous venture.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (January 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1781162956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781162958

Meteor House Press has posted the table of contents for the upcoming book The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3
Portraits of a Trickster
. The book includes a Foreword by Frederik Pohl. The first 100 people to preorder the book will get a custom laminated bookmark.

Here is the working table of contents (subject to change).
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Christopher Paul Carey is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa. His next tale set in Farmer’s Khokarsa is Exiles of Kho, coming later this year in a signed limited edition from Meteor House. He is an editor with Paizo Publishing and the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the editor of three collections of Philip José Farmer’s work: Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories, Venus on the Half-Shell and Others, and The Other in the Mirror. His short fiction may be found in such anthologies as The Worlds of Philip José Farmer, Tales of the Shadowmen, and The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files. Visit his website at cpcarey.com and follow him on twitter at @cpcarey.

This month sees the release of Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa, my collaboration with Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author and SFWA Grand Master Philip José Farmer. Yeah, those honorific titles leave me humbled and in awe too, and they’re enough to make my inner voice frequently exclaim, “Whoa, wait a minute, how did this happen? How did I end up working with the Wizard of Peoria to complete the long-awaited-and long feared to be forever stalled-conclusion to his Khokarsa series?”
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Win Scott Eckert is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House, about Patricia Wildman, the daughter of a certain bronze-skinned pulp hero (Subterranean Press, 2009). Find him on the web at www.winscotteckert.com.

A Primer on Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Series

It seems like just about everything Titan Books puts out lately hits my sweet spot, from their Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, to the Hard Case Crime line, to their re-issues of Sax Rohmer’s Fu-Manchu series (to include the complete set of novels and short stories, not just those in the public domain), to Kim Newman’s alternate history pop culture jam Anno Dracula books.

When Titan included Philip José Farmer‘s Sherlock Holmes-Lord Greystoke crossover The Peerless Peer as part of their Holmes lineup, I was surprised and pleased. I didn’t know Farmer was on their radar, although in hindsight I should’ve guessed he would be.
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