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The Whispering Swarm

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

With his first full novel in almost ten years (not counting his Doctor Who book), Michael Moorcock - the most influential figure in modern fantasy and science fiction - returns to the city of his birth. London has always been a central character in Moorcock's work, from the high-literary fiction of MOTHER LONDON to the roof gardens of Jerry Cornelius.Now return to London just after the war, a city desperately trying to get back on its feet. And one young boy, Michael Moorcock, who is about to discover a world of magic and wonder. Between his first tentative approaches to adulthood - a job on Fleet Street, the first stirrings of his interest in writing - and a chance encounter with a mysterious Carmelite Friar, we see a version of Moorcock's life that is simultaneously a biography and a story. Mixing elements of his real life with his adventures in a parallel London peopled with highwaywomen, musketeers and magicians, this is Moorcock at his dazzling, mercurial best.

Gateway

The Condition of Muzak

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

Civilisation is dead, the once proud nations of Europe devolved to a series of splintered city-states. Culture itself has degenerated to the point where music is an unreachable ideal, and the highest humanity can aspire is to explore the condition of 'muzak'. In such an apocalyptic wasteland, can even the legendary Jerry Cornelius - distracted by the search for his beloved sister Catherine - restore the balance?

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Elric: The Revenge of the Rose

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
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Elric: The Moonbeam Roads

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
Gollancz

Tales From the End of Time

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

Return to the End of Time - the fabulous decadent last party of the human race - and the bizarre and jaded individuals who dwell there. From Lord Shark to The Everlasting Concubine, the denizens of the ageing Earth dance to the dying of the sun.Visited by various travellers - including Elric of Melnibon? - the dancers are involved in a series of complicated plots and hilarious misunderstandings, and a final fate of the Eternal Champion is revealed.Contains The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming, Legends from the Ends of Time and Elric at the End of Time.

Gollancz

Elric: Stormbringer!

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

Feared by enemies and friends alike, Elric of Melnibone walks a lonely path among the worlds of the multiverse. The destroyer of his own cruel and ancient race, as well as its final ruler, Elric is the bearer of a destiny as dark and cursed as the vampiric sword he carries - the sentient black blade known as Stormbringer.Containing the novel which perhaps did the most to propel Elric to the forefront of the fantasy genre, along with associated short stories and other material, this volume is a vital part of any fantasy reader's library. With an introduction by Tad Williams, this collection presents Moorcock's greatest creation in a revised and approved order.

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Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
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Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
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Elric: The Fortress of the Pearl

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
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The Dancers At The End of Time

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
Gollancz

Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

Gollancz is very proud to present the author's definitive editions of the saga of Elric, the last emperor of Melnibon?. 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 Melnibon? 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.

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The Golden Barge

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
John Clute Introduces the Collected Moorcock

The Background of the Collected Moorcock

He is now over 70, enough time for most careers to start and end in, enough time to fit in an occasional half-decade or so of silence to mark off the big years. Silence happens. I don't think I know an author who doesn't fear silence like the plague; most of us, if we live long enough, can remember a bad blank year or so, or more. Not Michael Moorcock.

ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Michael Moorcock and Epic Fantasy

Conan was strong and Aragorn was noble, but Elric was a sickly albino who needed a cocktail of exotic drugs just to get out of bed, let alone cut his mighty swathe; or else a demonic sword that ate the souls of his victims - and friends - in order to keep him on his feet - a willing submission to the sort of thing that Aragorn so explicitly has no truck with, and that Conan has no need of.

What's New and Different in the Gollancz Michael Moorcock Collection

All volumes in this collection have been revised and/or corrected by Michael Moorcock and his long-time bibliographer John Davey, and thoroughly re-copyedited to ensure the best possible consistency and continuity across the whole collection. Some of these changes are minor, but others are more wide-ranging and substantial. These are truly the definitive editions.

Where to Begin Your Michael Moorcock Reading by Editor Marcus Gipps

Where to Start Reading

Gollancz is deeply proud to be publishing the (almost) complete genre works of Michael Moorcock, an author who has had an incalculable influence on many genres. Fantasy, SF, literary fiction, spy fiction, steampunk, time-travel stories, planetary romances – Moorcock has written a little bit of everything, and he always does it well.

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.

MICHAEL J WARD ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK

I Lost My Cherry to a White Wolf

There are many authors that have influenced my writing, but without a doubt, it was Michael Moorcock who really opened my eyes to the true potential of the fantasy/sci-fi genre. You see, in some ways before I stumbled on his works I was something of a literary virgin.

MIKE CAREY ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Memories of Moorcock

In the 1970s, the decade in which I first attempted to grow up, books were expensive commodities. There was a thing back then called the Net Book Agreement, which forbade bookshops from offering any books at discounted rates or from attempting to secure discounts from publishers. The NBA was a Victorian invention, mostly benign in its effects in that it protected book publishers from the full frenzy of the marketplace (Amazon, I’m looking at you). But it did mean that books, for the teenaged me, were far from being pocket money commodities. I mostly relied on the public libraries of Walton, Liverpool, to keep my reading habit supplied.

RICHARD MORGAN ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Companion to Heroes

The city was old, begrimed by time. A place of wind-worn stones and tumbled masonry, its towers tilting and its walls crumbling. Wild sheep cropped the grass that grew between cracked paving stones . . . and on a broad ledge halfway up an equally cracked cliff-face, leaned back in the sun of an unfeasibly hot Scottish summer, an eleven year old boy disappears enthralled into that world of ruins and magic, never really to emerge again.