Blood of Ancient Opar — Ebook Now Available!

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Blood of Ancient Opar
Ebook Now Available!
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Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series records the history of a lost civilization that thrived in the heart of ancient Africa twelve thousand years ago at the twilight of the last ice age. The novels Hadon of Ancient OparFlight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin told the story of the heroes Hadon of Opar and Kwasin of Dythbeth, as they battled a power-hungry tyrant who sought to overthrow the beneficent order of mother earth goddess Kho and raise up the mandate of baleful sun god Resu in its place.

In 2015, Meteor House published Hadon, King of Opar, a new Khokarsa novella by Christopher Paul Carey—Farmer’s coauthor on The Song of Kwasin, and the author of the Khokarsa series prequel Exiles of Kho—about which the British Fantasy Society said, “This book, the author’s best so far, cements [Carey’s] position as quite possibly the best writer currently working in the classic heroic fantasy genre.”

Now the epic saga of Khokarsa continues in Blood of Ancient Opar, a brand-new sequel novella to Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey, chronicling Hadon’s further adventures in the fallen empire’s last remaining queendom. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey at last fills in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

Purchase for the Kindle or the Nook!

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Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time – Now in Hardcover!

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Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time

by Philip José Farmer

Meteor House, as a part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer, is thrilled to announce the first hardcover publication of his authorized Tarzan novel, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time—a book that takes place in 1918, the year of Farmer’s birth!

Cover by Mark Wheatley

Cover by Mark Wheatley

One of the most famous heroes in literature is back! Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, returns with a vengeance in this action-packed adventure by Philip José Farmer, Hugo Award winner, Nebula Grand Master, and author of the incredible Riverworld saga.

Tarzan’s beloved mate, Jane, has been kidnapped, and the furious ape-man will let nothing stand in the way of rescuing her—not even a sinister safari whose target is Tarzan himself. With fierce Masai trackers leading the chase, a trio of white hunters are hellbent on capturing the Jungle Lord. But as the pursuers, and their uncanny half-human tracker, close in from behind, Tarzan races toward even greater danger ahead.

For the trail leads to a bizarre, long-forgotten land boasting a multitude of strange and terrifying mysteries: the City Built by God, the Hideous Hunter, the One to Avoid, and most shocking of all, the Crystal Tree of Time—whose seductive powers could ultimately spell Tarzan’s doom . . .

Philip José Farmer, a descendant of the actual Greystoke family, and a recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion Award, bestowed by the Burroughs Bibliophiles at the 1970 Dum-Dum, is famous for his adventure novels starring Tarzanic characters. Now, in Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Farmer lends his vast imagination to the legend of the Lord of the Apes himself!

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In addition, this handsome new edition, which sports a gorgeous painted cover by well known Burroughs artist Mark Wheatley, a new Foreword by longtime Burroughs scholar Robert R. Barrett, and a new Introduction by Farmer expert Win Scott Eckert, will also be released in a trade paperback edition.

Now accepting preorders, the book will be released at FarmerCon 100, held in conjunction with PulpFest 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, July 26-29. As always, readers who preorder and attend FarmerCon/PulpFest can pick up their copies there—and as an added bonus, get them signed by Wheatley and Eckert! All other copies will ship immediately after FarmerCon 100.

Trademarks TARZAN(R)  and EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS(R) owned by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC., and Used By Permission.

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We’re Celebrating Philip José Farmer’s 100th Birthday!!

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To mark Philip José Farmer’s 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades, The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes far beyond the typical “best of” anthology by including classic science fiction, poems, articles, tributes, speeches, and more, all from Farmer’s magic pen.

This mammoth collection boasts an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, and a bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, while each decade features a synopsis of the Grand Master’s life and career.

At well over 900 pages, this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians, and is available in trade paperback and hardcover, featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

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Trade Paperback

Table of Contents

Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
Foreword by Tracy Knight

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov
Imagination

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Mother
Lovers and Otherwise
Attitudes
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
Riverworld
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio

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The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
Phonemics
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Memoir
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga

Due out in July 2018, Meteor House is now taking preorders for the trade paperback, hardcover, or both.

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Announcing The Last Airship Hunter!

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lahThe first two chapters of the eight-part serialized sequel to the acclaimed Airship Hunters are now available for the kindle!

Federal Aero-Marshals Valiantine and Cabot believed they’d put the strange and disturbing events of the Great Airship Mystery of 1897 behind them, but nine years later the past returns to haunt them with an old menace even as the present-day taunts them with new, ever greater challenges…

In “Life After Wartime,” Agent Valiantine struggles with the threat of losing his beloved Department A-13 while storm clouds gather to rain an old, all-too-familiar terror down upon him once again.

In “Turbulence,” Agent Cabot stalks the stomping grounds of his past, hunted by inexplicable new enemies and a mysterious woman who may hold the answers he desperately seeks.

Writers Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock launch another exciting look into the lives of New Pulp’s premiere turn-of-the-century investigators of the Unexplained in The Last Airship Hunter!

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Meteor House Novella Sale!

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The discounts below are good November 10 – 19

Now is your chance to get caught up on all our Signed Limited Edition Novellas that are still in print—while they are still in print (note that our first four are out of print):

Blood of Ancient Opar by Christopher Paul Carey

Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra by Joshua Reynolds

Man of War by Heidi Ruby Miller

If you purchased Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey, but have not yet bought the sequel, Blood of Ancient Opar, this sale is for you. If you purchased Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Joshua Reynolds but have not yet bought the sequel Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra this sale is for you. If you have not yet purchased Man of War by Heidi Ruby Miller, this sale is for you.

Here are the deals:

Buy any paperback novella and we will refund $2 of your purchase back to you.

Buy any two paperback novellas and we’ll refund $5 of your purchase back to you.

Buy all three paperback novellas and we’ll refund $9 of your purchase back to you.

OR

Buy any hardcover novella and we will refund $4 of your purchase back to you.

Buy any two hardcover novellas and we’ll refund $9 of your purchase back to you.

Buy all three hardcover novellas and we’ll refund $15 of your purchase back to you.

AND, if you buy more than one novella we will also combine the postage cost and refund even more of your purchases!

But wait, there’s more!

If you haven’t gotten around to ordering Meteor House’s $8 chapbooks:

No. 2 – The Adventure of the Fallen Stone by Win Scott Eckert

No. 3 – Watch Your Back, Mr. Minamoto by Frank Schildiner

You can add them to your purchase(s) above for only $7 for one, or $13 for two, and no additional postage. Once you have ordered all the items you want, we’ll refund the difference.

These sale prices are only good through November 19th, or while supplies last.

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Signed Books Ready to Ship!

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We’re back from FarmerCon XII for a little over a week and now we’re finally caught up, having mailed out over 400 preordered books.

Here is a pleasant surprise for everyone—Mark Wheatley not only came to PulpFest and proved to be one of the coolest people we ever hung out with—but he also signed every copy of Man of War by Heidi Ruby Miller (for which he did the cover). So, at no extra charge, you can get a copy of the book signed by both the author and the cover artist! While supplies last, of course.

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Announcing Meteor House Chapbook No. 3!

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Cover art by Keith Howell

Cover art by Keith Howell

Meteor House and Frank Schildiner are pleased to present Watch Your Back, Mr. Minamoto, a tale of suspense, action, and ancient horror!

1927: Shanghai is aflame. Blood bathes the street as the Kuomintang slaughter the Communists by the hundreds. Striding through this land of terror and death is a mysterious Japanese gentleman who only calls himself “Mr. Minamoto.”

On the trail of professional assassin Igor Dragomiloff, grandson of the legendary master of the Assassination Bureau Ltd., Minamoto seeks to stop his foe from accessing an ancient evil: the secret knowledge of an ancient tribe of cannibalistic killers who worship long-forgotten gods.

But is protecting the world the enigmatic Japanese man’s only motivation? The answers lay within Watch Your Back, Mr. Minamoto!

Our third limited edition chapbook is a 24 page, 9,750 word, adventure signed by Frank Schildiner.

And for our regular customers we have an added bonus: if you have preordered either of our forthcoming titles, this chapbook has free shipping (and will be sent to you, along with your other book(s), after FarmerCon in late July).

So, if you have already preorderd either:

The Best of Farmerphile
Man of War

You can purchase Watch Your Back, Mr. Minamoto for only $8! But, if you have NOT preordered either of the above books, additional postage costs will apply.

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Man of War: A Two Hawks Adventure – by Heidi Ruby Miller

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Man of War: A Two Hawks Adventure
by Heidi Ruby Miller

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Cover Art by Mark Wheatley

In Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth, Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first “gate” while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each more strange than the next.

In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” (Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools and rock shelters. But that’s where Two Hawks met another gate traveler, Dakota Cummings. It was Dakota, a woman turned friend and lover, who pulled him through a gate to her Earth, the most alien and deadly of all.

Earth 4. Two hundred years in the future. A war thirty-six thousand feet underwater. Two Hawks must draw upon all he’s learned during his gate travels in order to survive war between technologically advanced humans and their far-future hybrid cousins. This time more than just his and Dakota’s lives are at stake—the fate of an entire world is in his hands.

Featuring cover art by Mark Wheatley, a foreword by Christopher Paul Carey, and the short story “Dakota’s Gate” as a prelude, Man of War is a 24,500-word novella full of the action and adventure you’d expect of Philip José Farmer’s Roger Two Hawks.

Available in both a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover and a Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback. As always, the print run with our Limited Editions is determined by the number of preorders. That’s why the names of those who preorder the book appear on its acknowledgments pageyou make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 1st 2017.)

Man of War will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!

  • Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $16 (+shipping)
  • Buy the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $27 (+shipping)
  • Buy both together for $38—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

And, as an added bonus, if you preorder before June 1st, you will also receive a FREE ebook copy of Heidi Ruby Miller’s novel, Ambasadora.

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Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.

In their multi-partner, caste-ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineages…or should be. But not everyone believes in the ruling traditions of the all-powerful Embassy. A quiet rebellion prowls the dark underground of this shiny world where techno-militants calling themselves fraggers grow in numbers and bravado. The Embassy intends to silence the fragger movement before the heresy of equality spreads throughout the system.

Sara Mendoza is part of the Embassy’s plan. Captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason, she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy’s intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she’s already in love with him.

Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn’t value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.

Again, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed—another reason to place your order today!

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Hadon, King of Opar Ebook Now Available!

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Our ebook library is growing as Hadon, King of Opar is now available on the Kindle (with the Nook coming soon)!

Note that both the paperback and hardcover limited editions of Hadon, King of Opar are SOLD OUT. So a reminder that you should grab a paperback or hardcover limited edition of Blood of Ancient Opar while you can.

 

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Announcing – Meteor House Chapbook No. 2

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The Adventure of the Fallen Stone

Being the First Part of the Account of
The Dynamics of a Meteor

By John H. Watson, M.D.

Edited by Win Scott Eckert

 

Philip José Farmer’s The Adventure of the Peerless Peer WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING!Fallen Stone cover

In 2016, Meteor House published its first limited edition chapbook, Win Scott Eckert’s Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming, of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler, or, The Masked Man Meets an English Gentleman.

Now, Meteor House is proud to introduce its second chapbook, The Adventure of the Fallen Stone: Being the First Part of the Account of The Dynamics of a Meteor, chronicling Sherlock Holmes’ ongoing efforts to combat the hellish hun, as recounted by the Great Detective’s Boswell, Dr. John H. Watson, and edited for publication by Win Scott Eckert!

April 1917. Sherlock Holmes has returned to Mother England following his 1916 African adventure. In retreat at his country cottage, tending to his bees, Holmes’ peaceful solitude (or perhaps deadly boredom) is shattered by a murder at a local inn…

Thrust back into the shadowy fray of Great War espionage, the detective’s brother Mycroft sets Holmes and Watson on the perilous trail of a cunning German mastermind.

Join Holmes, Watson, sleuths Harry Dickson and J. Saxon Blake—intriguingly, both master detectives with digs on Baker Street, who greatly resemble Holmes in demeanor, speech, and aspect—and the alluring Isis Vanderhoek as they race across England in pursuit of a master villain and a stolen flower with remarkable medicinal properties.

WHAT is the mysterious lotus vitae?

HOW is it related to a meteor that fell in Yorkshire in 1795?

WILL Holmes and company success in preventing the nefarious Von Bork’s latest scheme?

Meteor House is proud to present our second limited edition chapbook, a 24 page, 8,650 word adventure signed by Win Scott Eckert. As with most of our books, the print run will be determined by the number of books preordered. Only a small number will be printed beyond the preorders, so to ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to preorder no later than March 10th!

Why the short preorder period? Win will sign these chapbooks at an event on March 25th at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches TX. We can’t guarantee there will be any copies left by the time we get to FarmerCon XII (at PulpFest) in July.

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