Michael Moorcock

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Michael Moorcock

Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melniboné is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the “New Wave” in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and SF, as well as his “mainstream” writing. This first full-length critical look at Moorcock’s career, from the early 1960s to the present, explores the author’s fictional multiverse: his fantasy tales of the “Eternal Champion”; his experimental Jerry Cornelius novels; the hilarious science-fiction satire of his “End of Time” books; and his complex meditations on 20th century history in Mother London and the Colonel Pyat tetralogy.

The Michael Moorcock Library Erekose The Swords of Heaven The Flowers of Hell

He created and scripted his own Michael Moorcock's Multiverse (Helix/DC, 1997/'98, with Walter Simonson, Mark Reeve & John Ridgway) and Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer (DC, 2004–'06, with Simonson), also scripting two issues of Alan ...

The Michael Moorcock Library  Erekose   The Swords of Heaven  The Flowers of Hell

“Once more the black sword is to be drawn. Again, as before, it is a time for blood and iron!” An acclaimed masterpiece from Howard V. Chaykin and Michael Moorcock, this adult fantasy tale features Ulrik Skarsol, an incarnation of the Eternal Champion. Reincarnated as Lord Clen of Clen Gar, a knight of the Dream Marches, he brandishes the soul-drinking black sword as he serves as protector of Heaven. Over the centuries, his people have defended the louche elite above from the desperate savages of the acidic Hell below. But as a final confrontation begins, Clen has one final secret. One which will determine the uncertain future of his world. Written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin this volume features the original epic tale in its entirety, and includes the original 1979 introduction by Michael Moorcock, an all-new foreword by acclaimed writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool), and an in-depth essay by Moorcock historian John Davey. “This is a classic romp from two masters of the form, painted with all the verve of Chaykin in his prime and a treat for fantasists and flowers of exotic, erotic fantasy.” – Comics Review “It still ranks as a highlight of Chaykin’s career. It is beautifully composed, drawing on the influences that Moorcock admired so much.” – The Slings and Arrows p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature

The strategy of writing a multiverse of iterated variations of character‐names as alternate universe versions of the same essential character is not a new technique nor one original to Moorcock, any more than the term 'multiverse' is ...

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature

THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE An insightful guide to the exploration of modern British and Irish literature The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the world of new British and Irish writing. Including modern authors and poets from the 1960s through to the 21st century, the Companion provides a thorough overview of contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama by some of the most prominent and noteworthy writers. Seventy-three comprehensive chapters focus on individual authors as well as such topics as Englishness and identity, contemporary Science Fiction, Black writing in Britain, crime fiction, and the influence of globalization on British and Irish Literature. Written in four parts, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature includes comprehensive examinations of individual authors, as well as a variety of themes that have come to define the contemporary period: ethnicity, gender, nationality, and more. A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential writers such as Zadie Smith and Sarah Waters. Covers topics such as LGBT fiction, androgyny in contemporary British Literature, and post-Troubles Northern Irish Fiction Features a broad range of writers and topics covered by distinguished academics Includes an analysis of the interplay between individual authors and the major themes of the day, and whether an examination of the latter enables us to appreciate the former. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature provides essential reading for students as well as academics seeking to learn more about the history and future direction of contemporary British and Irish Literature.

Chaos Ethics

Heremarks of anyone who accepts this diversityof existence that “our 'multiverse' still makes a 'universe' ” and ... There is asense that Moorcock's multiverse is not a physical space at all, but a literary one, and that while the ...

Chaos Ethics

Balance has no meaning for a politics that is merely the continuation of war by other means. Both religious zealots and defenders of scientific fact declare a monopoly on truth and the moral law, while radicals are powerless to resist since they have lost faith that ethics can be anything but arbitrary. Meanwhile, insane bureaucracy devastates life while nations fall into dishonor as they abandon their promises of justice. If the moral law cannot save us, perhaps it is time to try moral chaos. Chaos Ethics collides philosophers such as Kant, Nietzsche, Levinas, Mary Midgley, Alasdair MacInytre, Alain Badiou, Isabelle Stengers, and Bruno Latour with everything from cyberpunk science fiction and the fantasy novels of Michael Moorcock to Google, gay marriage, drone assassinations, and the ethics of cats and dogs. A strange and wondrous journey through morality viewed as a facet of imagination that offers a new perspective in which the diversity of ethics is a strength not a weakness, hesitation is more noble than certainty, and virtue can be expressed in both law and chaos.

Duke Elric

Duke Elric was first serialized in the U.S. by DC/Helix in 1997–98 and was first collected in Michael Moorcock's Multiverse, published in the U.S. by DC/Vertigo in 1999. AudioRealms introduction first appeared in their audiobook edition ...

Duke Elric

“Michael Moorcock’s work as a critic, as an editor and as a writer has made it easier for me and a whole generation of us to roam the ‘moonbeam roads’ of the literary multiverse.”—from the Foreword by Michael Chabon Has there ever been a hero–or anti-hero–to match Elric of Melniboné, last emperor of an ancient civilization sunk into decadence and inhuman cruelty? Elric the albino, weary of life and enamored of death, bearer of the soul-devouring black sword Stormbringer, cursed to betray all he loves and to save that which he despises: In the unending battle between the forces of Law and Chaos, he is the wildest card of all. Del Rey proudly presents the fourth in its definitive collection of stories featuring fantasy Grand Master Michael Moorcock’s greatest creation. Here is the full novel The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, the script of the DC comic Duke Elric, the new story “The Flaneur des Arcades de l’Opera,” essays by Moorcock and others, and a selection of classic artwork. Lavishly illustrated by Justin Sweet, with a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, Duke Elric is essential for all fans of the fantastic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Moorcock's Multiverse is diverse and interestingly populated; it is easy to lose oneself entirely within it, and although it is clear that some of the constituent novels were written quickly – as the author himself would cheerfully ...

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.

Elric The Eternal Champion

Left: cover artwork by Walter Simonson for the omnibus of Michael Moorcock's Multiverse (Vertigo/D.C., 1999), scripted by Moorcock and previously published in 12 issues (Helix/D.C., 1997/'98) with artwork by Simonson, Mark Reeve & John ...

Elric  The Eternal Champion

Titan Comics is proud to present Philippe Druillet’s Elric: The Return to Melniboné and James Cawthorn’s Stormbringer. Published together for the first time ever, this volume unites two of the greatest fantasy artists of all time, Philippe Druillet and James Cawthorn. Each of the two stories presented here were hailed as modern classics when first published in the early 1970s. In Druillet’s Return to Melniboné, Elric, armed with his sentient runeblade Stormbringer, returns to the Dragon isle of Melniboné and to his cousin and lover Cymoril. Unbeknown to Elric, dark forces are gathering and a sinister conspiracy to steal Stormbringer and bring chaos to Melniboné is being forged. James Cawthorn’s Stormbringer sees Elric’s wife, Zarozinia, kidnapped by servants of Chaos and ransomed for the runeblades, Mournblade and Stormbringer. Elric must enter the World of Chaos and confront Chardros the Reaper, Mabelode the Faceless, and Slotar the Old – the three most powerful Lords in the Realm of Chaos – and fight not just for the life of Zarozinia, but for all mankind.

The Michael Moorcock Library Elric Stormbringer

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The Michael Moorcock Library  Elric   Stormbringer

Hailed as his finest work, this Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed mini-series was adapted by legendary writer and artist P. Craig Russell in direct collaboration with Michael Moorcock. Elric: Stormbringer marks the final, climactic chapter in the epic Elric story, concluding the saga of doom-driven adventurer Elric of Melniboné, the Eternal Champion and wielder of the Runeblade Stormbringer. The stage is set for an apocalyptic battle between the forces of Law and Chaos as Elric faces his mortal enemy Jagreen Lern for control of the Cosmic Balance. This adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s greatest Elric novel combines the best elements of horror and fantasy into one truly remarkable story. It is an unforgettable and shattering finale to the Elric saga. “Unforgettable action and intrigue… a must-read for any fans of science fiction or sword-and-sorcery epics!” – Comics Bulletin

The Michael Moorcock Library The History of the Runestaff Volume 2

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The Michael Moorcock Library  The History of the Runestaff Volume 2

Published for the first time ever, Titan Comics is proud to present the concluding chapter of Michael Moorcock’s epic fantasy masterpiece, The Chronicles of Hawkmoon. Adapted and illustrated by the critically lauded and acclaimed artist and writer James Cawthorn. This book, 20 years in the making, saw the culmination of Cawthorn’s passion project, and cements his reputation as one of the true greats of fantasy illustration, and arguably the father of the graphic novel medium. Having escaped from the clutches of Baron Meliadus, the chief warlord of Huon, immortal King-Emperor of the Dark Empire of Granbretan, Duke Dorian Hawkmoon of Koln and his brother-in-arms, D’Averc, find themselves travelling the multiverse in search of the legendary Runestaff, the one artefact powerful enough to end the evil tyranny of Huon once and for all. “I’ve been an admirer of Jim Cawthorn’s art for pretty much my whole life.” – Alan Moore “So much glorious Jim Cawthorn art in a book that is an absolute triumph. I just want to revel in it.” – Neil Gaiman

The Michael Moorcock Library The Chronicles of Corum Volume 4 The Bull and The Spear

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The Michael Moorcock Library  The Chronicles of Corum Volume 4   The Bull and The Spear

Michael Moorcock’s epic, award-winning fantasy saga concludes. The Chaos Lords and King of Swords are long dead and peace reigns across the 15 realms… But not so for Corum, the Prince in the Scarlett Robe, who has spent many decades in sorrow-filled isolation, grieving the death of his one true love, Rhalina. When strange voices begin to disturb his dreams, Corum discovers that descendants of Rhalina’s own people, the Mabden, are being terrorized by the seven Gods of Limbo who are on the verge of destroying the Mabden race forever. Now, Corum mst embark on a new quest to seek out the Black Bull of Crinanass, if he is to have any chance of saving Rhalina’s people from extinction. Adapted by Mark Shainblum and drawn by six-time Eisner Award-winning artist, Jill Thomspon, this collection brings the Corum saga to a shattering conclusion.

The Law of Chaos

Moorcock's own stories were some of the most original and experimental. ... Instead of referring to the universe, Moorcock coined the term 'multiverse' to describe the overlapping alternate worlds and realities that his characters ...

The Law of Chaos

“This new book, the latest Moorcockian meteorite to flash across the heavens, is a timely reminder of the scope, depth, heart and magnificence of an author with numerous readers, bright-eyed fans, global correspondents, but far less mainstream acknowledgement than he deserves. The glory of the work, in its astonishing reach and range, is that it can be freshly excavated by every rising generation.” Iain Sinclair From Jerry Cornelius and the Eternal Champion fantasies to Pyat and more recent novels, The Law of Chaos is an entertaining and accessible reader’s guide that explores the life and achievements of Michael Moorcock, one of modern literature’s most influential figures. All Moorcock’s works are examined and discussed in detail from early fantasies to his later philosophical novels. With an introduction and other material by Moorcock himself, The Law of Chaos travels the moonbeam roads through the enigmatic multiverse of a celebrated literary icon.

Elric The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

He called his map of our storyshaped world 'the Multiverse.' It was Moorcock's insight, and it has been his remarkable artistic accomplishment, not just to complicateall this apparatus and insight and storytelling prowess, packing into ...

Elric  The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

Gollancz is very proud to present the author's definitive editions of the saga of Elric, the last emperor of Melniboné. Michael Moorcock and his long-time friend and bibliographer John Davey have collaborated to produce the most consistent and coherent narrative from the disparate novels, novellas, short stories and non-fiction about Elric. From his early life in Melniboné all the way through to his final days, these seven volumes will be the definitive telling of the albino prince's story. Elric is one of the great creations of modern fantasy, and has inspired legions of imitators. If you know his story already, then this definitive edition will finally let you read the entire saga in the author's preferred order. If you've never experienced the chronicles of the albino with the soul-sucking sword, then this is the perfect place to start. Containing stories, novellas, supplementary material and commentary, these editions of Elric are the finest yet.

Michael Moorcock s Multiverse

"Three expertly interwoven stories present the ultimate tale of the Eternal Champion, a being who manifests in many forms throughout time and space."--Cover.

Michael Moorcock s Multiverse

This book is a sword and sorcery tale that expands upon the universe of the Eternal Champion made famous through novels and short stories. In a world of alternate universes and realities in which time and space often converge, the Eternal Champion is cursed to live multiple lives of eternal reincarnation. Caught in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos, his allegiance often changes as he fights for the preservation of balance. In three separate but intertwining tales of heroic fantasy, the Eternal Champion takes on the form of an enigmatic woman, a time-traveling detective, and an albino sorcerer as he searches for the elusive Silverskin and the secret which could end his cosmic battle forever.

Moorcock s Multiverse

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Moorcock s Multiverse

Featuring some of Moorcock's earliest works, MOORCOCK'S MULTIVERSE contains the seeds of the overarching concepts that tie all of his varied worlds together. Here, in THE SUNDERED WORLDS, THE FIRECLOWN and THE TWILIGHT MAN, the multiverse is introduced and various aspects of the eternal champion, Moorcock's great and enduring creation, are explored. In THE FIRECLOWN, a totalitarian regime is enraged by the appearance of the fireclown, a man from the lower levels of the great city whose pyroclastic displays threaten to enflame the subdued population. In THE SUNDERED WORLDS, we are introduced to the concept of the multiverse, as Count Renark von Bek seeks to save the human race from the collapse of the universe itself. And in THE TWILIGHT MAN, the last man born on earth dares to leave for the stars, in search of a cure for the malaise inflicting the remaining members of mankind.

The Science of Stephen King

It's worth mentioning that Stephen King wasn't the only writer to use this concept of a multiverse as a foundation for his fictional universe. In the 1960s, the British author Michael Moorcock began a series of fantasy adventures about ...

The Science of Stephen King

Introduction: Where Science and Fiction Intersect -- From Proms to Cells: The Psychic World of Stephen King -- Carrie -- Firestarter -- The Dead Zone -- Hearts in Atlantis Cell -- The Green Mile -- On the Highway with Stephen King -- "Trucks"--They Came From Outer Space -- Dreamcatcher -- The Tommyknockers -- The Fourth Horseman -- The Stand -- Up the Dimensions with Stephen King -- The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger -- Insomnia -- Traveling in Time with Stephen King - The Langoliers -- Parallel Worlds -- "The Mists" -- From a Buick 8 -- The Dark Tower -- The Tailisman -- Longevity an Genetic Research - The Golden Years -- Evil, Obsession, and Fear -- The Tommyknockers -- Carrie -- The Talisman -- It -- The Stand -- Danse Macabre -- The Shining -- Misery -- "Night Surf."

100 Must read Fantasy Novels

inhabited by different aspects of the Champion is a quantum cosmology known as the Multiverse. Arguably, the chronicles of the Multiverse consist of Moorcock's complete fictional works and are best understood as one single, ...

100 Must read Fantasy Novels

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.

The World of DC Comics

Moorcock's. Multiverses. Though several prominent science-fiction and fantasy writers— such as Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, and John Cowper Powys—have created a multiverse that links together their various works, perhaps no other ...

The World of DC Comics

The first sustained study of the DC Comics Multiverse, this book explores its history, meanings, and lasting influence. The multiverse is a unique exercise in world-building: a series of parallel and interactive worlds with a cohesive cosmology, developed by various creators over more than 50 years. In examining DC's unique worlds and characters, the book illustrates the expansive potential of a multiverse, full of characters, histories, geographies, religions, ethnographies, and more, and allowing for expressions of legacy, multiplicity, and play that have defined much of DC Comics' output. It shows how a multiverse can be a vital, energizing part of any imaginary world, and argues that students and creators of such worlds would do well to explore the implications and complexities of this world-building technique. Andrew J. Friedenthal has crafted a groundbreaking, engaging, and thoughtful examination of the multiverse, of interest to scholars and enthusiasts of not just comics studies, but also the fields of media studies and imaginary world studies.

The Sex Column and Other Misprints

Naturally I sent this effusion to the Moorcock-founded New Worlds Quarterly, and was surprised to hear from editor ... of the slings and arrows of outrageous Langford came when Mike was checking the provenance of his word 'multiverse', ...

The Sex Column and Other Misprints

A collection of columns by the author, some previously published in SFX magazine.

The End of Certainty

In Moorcock's case it fits into a speculative physics of multitudinous dimensions in equally multitudinous times and spaces — what he calls the 'multiverse'. The key hero in his novels is an albino prince of an almost extinct race, ...

The End of Certainty

The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet. Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, he takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again.

The Best of Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock John Davey, Jeff VanderMeer ... between the white sand and the blue ocean, where all the unlikely geometries of the multiverse, all the terrible wild colours, that maelstrom of uninterpretable choices, were displayed in ...

The Best of Michael Moorcock

“He is the master storyteller of our time.”—Angela Carter Michael Moorcock: Legendary author of the Elric saga, Science Fiction Grand Master, platinum album–receiving rock star, and controversial editor of the new wave fiction movement’s New Worlds. In this definitive collection, discover the incomparable stories of one of our most important contemporary writers. These exceptional stories range effortlessly from the genre tales that continue to define fantasy to the author’s critically acclaimed mainstream works. Classic offerings include the Nebula Award–winning novella “Behold the Man,” which introduces a time traveler and unlikely messiah that H.G. Wells never imagined; “The Visible Men,” a recent tale of the ambiguous and androgynous secret agent Jerry Cornelius; the trilogy “My Experiences in the Third World War,” where a Russian agent in an alternate Cambodia is powerless to prevent an inevitable march toward nuclear disaster; and “A Portrait in Ivory,” a Melibone story of troubled anti-hero Elric and his soul-stealing sword, Stormbringer. Newer work handpicked by an expert editing team includes one previously unpublished story and three uncollected stories.