Tales of Lost Khokarsa


Time’s Last Gift
by Philip José Farmer
(Titan Books, 2012)

Meet John Gribardsun, the man destined to travel back in time and become known as Sahhindar, the Gray-Eyed Archer God of the Khokarsa series...

Three men and a woman onboard a timeship travel from 2070 AD to 12,000 BC—a journey that could never be repeated. For the passengers, all anthropologists, it was a once-in-a-million-lifetimes expedition...a chance to study primitive man as modern man never could. But none of them was prepared for what they would discover—or for the impact of their travels in a time that had yet to come...

This new “Wold Newton edition” of Time’s Last Gift includes the following bonus materials:

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Exiles of Kho
(Now Available In Hardcover!)
by Christopher Paul Carey
(Meteor House, 2012; Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, 2015)

Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world...

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Hadon of Ancient Opar
by Philip José Farmer
(Titan Books, 2013)

The young hero Hadon journeys from the golden city of Opar to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth threatens to usurp the throne and overturn the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now, if he is to be king, Hadon must set out upon a hero’s quest unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty.

Featuring a brand-new introduction and afterword by Christopher Paul Carey.

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Flight to Opar
(Restored Edition)
by Philip José Farmer
(Meteor House, 2015)

Hadon of Opar was the winner of the Great Games and the rightful claimant to the throne of Khokarsa, a mighty empire that stretched along the shores of ancient Africa’s great inland seas. But the old king has refused to surrender his power, and Hadon finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody civil war between the zealous priests of the sun god and the beneficent priestesses of the great mother goddess.

Now a divination of the oracle hurls Hadon on his most dangerous adventure yet. With a tyrant’s armies and warships hot on their heels, Hadon and his companions must set out on a journey through perilous jungles and across storm-wracked seas to reach the city of his birth—for only in far-flung golden Opar can he fulfill the oracle’s prophecy and save the land from utter doom.

Table of Contents:

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

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The Song of Kwasin
by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Reprint Coming Soon!

The herculean Kwasin of Dythbeth returns to the empire of Khokarsa after many years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against the tyrannical King Minruth himself—and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.



Hadon, King of Opar
by Christopher Paul Carey
(Meteor House, 2015)

Opar, legendary city of gold and fabulous treasures, once shined as the most precious jewel of Khokarsa, a mighty empire whose magnificent cities stretched across the shores of ancient Africa’s vast inland seas. But a horrific cataclysm has shattered the other great metropolises of the land and the bountiful seas have slowly begun to drain. Now golden Opar stands alone—the last bastion of a dying civilization, battling to survive in a hostile and rapidly changing world. When a mysterious enemy strikes from out of the wilds, King Hadon must lead his golden city against the most perilous threat it has ever faced. As he embarks on a mission to confront the danger, Hadon runs headlong into a maze of plots and intrigues lurking in the ages-old tunnels deep beneath the city. Soon he discovers the ancient war between the followers of the goddess Kho and the sun god Resu never truly ended. Unless Hadon can rally his most daunting enemies to fight by his side and rescue his daughter La from the clutches of a ruthless pirate lord, the city of gold and jewels will soon lie in ruins, the long-held prophecy of its greatness hurled into oblivion…

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“A Kick in the Side”
by Christopher Paul Carey
in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions
(Meteor House, 2010)

Hinokly, scribe to the hero Hadon, finds himself on an adventure of his own as he matches wits with pirates on the high seas of ancient Khokarsa...

“[An] entertaining and clever spin-off from [Philip José Farmer’s] Flight to Opar.”
Theaker's Quarterly Review on “A Kick in the Side”

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“Kwasin and the Bear God”
by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul
(Meteor House, 2011)
&
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe
(Titan Books, 2013)

A 20,000-word novella set during the events of The Song of Kwasin...

Returning to the island of Khokarsa after eight long years of exile in the Wild Lands, the giant Kwasin must help a priestess free her village from King Minruth’s tyranny...or face the Bear God’s wrath.

“Warmly recommended.”
The Philip José Farmer International Bibliography on “Kwasin and the Bear God”

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About the Authors

Philip José Farmer (1918–2009) was the bestselling author of the award-winning Riverworld saga and the World of Tiers series, as well as the acclaimed Wold Newton biographies Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life. He was the winner of three Hugo Awards and a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and was honored with the prestigious Grand Master Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Visit his official website at http://www.pjfarmer.com/.


Christopher Paul Carey is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, and the author of Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho, all tales set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa. His short fiction may be found in anthologies such as Tales of the Shadowmen, The Worlds of Philip José Farmer, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, and The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files. He is a Senior Editor at Paizo on the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and has edited numerous collections, anthologies, and novels. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Chris and his wife Laura live in Seattle, Washington. Visit him online at www.cpcarey.com.

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