Pioneer of cyberpunk AND steampunk
GREG BEAR ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK
Michael Moorcock may be one of the most-often cited names in my repertoire of who did what and when in science fiction. As a pioneer of cyberpunk AND steampunk, both a literary phenom and pulp master extraordinaire, Mr. Moorcock is without parallel. His explorations of pop culture and technology and cosmology and sexuality continue to amaze. We may forget the extraordinary blooming of science fiction and fantasy that lit up the 1960s, but we should not--it laid down the structures and moods that permeate nearly every aspect of modern entertainment, and Michael Moorcock was absolutely volcanic. His work to this day creates new island continents we must explore.