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“[Moorcock] introduced me to the ridiculously powerful things that happen when you put a sophisticated, contemporary literary vocabulary at the service of a blackly grim high-fantasy imagination. A giant of the genre in every possible sense.”
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Newer work handpicked by an expert editing team includes one previously unpublished story and three uncollected stories.
The Best of Michael Moorcock
by Michael Moorcock
Digital/Particle Book ISBN: 978-1-61696-312-5
Particle Books/digital publication date: December 2018
Available Format(s): Digital Books
“The 17 stories in this collection demonstrate the breadth of scope and the excellence in storytelling of SF Grand Master and multigenre author Moorcock. Moorcock crosses genres, bends boundaries, and breaks rules as only a master storyteller can.”
Table of Contents
- Introduction by John Davey
- A Portrait in Ivory
- The Visible Men
- A Dead Singer
- Lunching with the Antichrist
- The Opium General
- Behold the Man
- A Winter Admiral
- London Bone
- My Experiences in the Third World War
- Going to Canada
- Leaving Pasadena
- Crossing into Cambodia
- Doves in the Circle
- The Deep Fix
- The Birds of the Moon
- The Cairene Purse
- Slow Saturday Night at the Surrealist Sporting Club
- Afterword by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
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