Browsing the blog archives for April, 2015.

Flight to Opar – Restored Edition!

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Today we’re excited to announce the first of three Ancient Opar titles we’ll be putting up for preorder on our website in the coming weeks!

This summer Meteor House will release 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also features cover art and a frontispiece by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

  • A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
  • A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
  • The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
  • Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
  • A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
  • Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
  • Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
  • Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The hardcover limited edition will be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.

And while the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.

Click here to preorder your copy now!

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The Scarlet Jaguar is now available on Nook!

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In the “better late than never” department, we’re pleased to announce that Win Scott Eckert’s The Scarlet Jaguar  (second in the Pat Wildman series, and winner of the 2014 New Pulp Award Winner for Best Novella) is now available on Nook.

We know that we’ve been a bit behind the curve here at Meteor House in terms of getting ebooks out. While a few books in our back catalog are not on deck for ebook release due to various issues, we are committed to catching up with Kindle and Nook releases of as many books as we can in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!

Back to Pat Wildman: we know that it seems odd that book #2 is out in ebook before the first in the series, The Evil in Pemberley House. This is due purely to the fact that we secured the rights to reissue Pemberley House after we released The Scarlet Jaguar. The print edition of Pemberley House is currently out of stock, but we should have more copies in house in short order, followed by an ebook edition (both Kindle and Nook). And yes, there will be more Pat Wildman adventures after that!

In the meantime, head on over to our ebooks page and pick up the new Nook edition (or the Kindle edition, for that matter!) of The Scarlet Jaguar!

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