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An Introduction to the Collected Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock Introduces His Collection

BY 1964, AFTER I had been editing NEW WORLDS for some months and had published several science fiction and fantasy novels, including Stormbringer, I realised that my run as a writer was over. About the only new ideas I’d come up with were miniature computers, the multiverse and black holes, all very crudely realized, in The Sundered Worlds. No doubt I would have to return to journalism, writing features and editing. “My career,” I told my friend J.G.Ballard, “is finished.” He sympathized and told me he only had a few sf stories left in him, then he, too, wasn’t sure what he’d do.

STEPHEN BAXTER ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK

An Appreciation of Moorcock's The Nomad of Time

In his introduction to Gollancz's Michael Moorcock Collection, John Clute credits Moorcock with, among many other things, 'the invention (more or less) of steampunk'. I'd say Clute got that about right. And once, this godfather of steampunk was generous enough to blurb my own proto-steampunk novel, Anti-Ice (1993): 'At last! A scientific romance to rival Verne!' I was hugely thrilled to get such an endorsement from a writer like Moorcock, and I got to tell him so when I first met him at around that time. And, as with Clute, while Moorcock was very kind with his praise, I’d say he got it about right about the nature of my book.