Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gods of Opar, etc.

I am very excited about this book, so excited I may have bought it in the heat of the moment for way too much money. Impluse buying is so sadisticly seductive. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596064714/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=12047119164&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=838606568281534187&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&ref=pd_sl_1mzm8414hy_e http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=farmer08 From Barnesandnoble.com: Editorial Reviews Publishers Weekly The late Farmer (1918–2009; Riverworld) wrote two novels paying tribute to and expanding on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the outline of a third. This outline informs Carey’s development of a story that focuses on exiled Kwasin, the “strongest man in the world,” and his battle against King Minruth of Khokarsa. Kwasin marries and loses a queen, meets the persistent bard Bhako, and adventures with the king’s rebellious daughter, Awineth. True to its roots, the latest entry is fast-paced, often violent (Kwasin’s enormous battle-ax is a major character), and filled with pulp tropes. Fans of Farmer’s original series will appreciate this repackaging and enjoy the finale, both in tone and because of the closure it provides. Likewise, fans of Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard, and other pulp authors will find the entire collection an accessible and enjoyable throwback. (May) Publisher: Subterranean Press Publication date: 4/28/2012 Pages: 576
Hmm, this is interesting: apparently there will be a book Exiles of Kho, (featuring a sirrush on the cover if my guess is correct, complete with a single horn!) http://cpcarey.blogspot.com/2012/02/gods-of-opar-update.html http://pjfarmer.com/khokarsa/khokarsa.htm http://meteorhousepress.com/exiles-of-kho/ http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1937.html Reminder to self: I need to blog about Job Hunt Woes: Being a Buttmonkey. You see, as one of the better examples, as yourself: does your boss say "Would you like to work Saturday?" "Can you work Saturday?" "Will you work Saturday?" or "I need you to work Saturday."

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