Search results for: 'Where to start'


Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress

Michael Moorcock
Michael Moorcock

Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

Michael Moorcock
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.Containing stories, novellas, supplementary material and commentary, these editions of Elric are the finest yet.


Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories

Michael Moorcock
Michael Moorcock

Where to start

Where to start reading Michael Moorcock.

Where to start reading.

This is the place-holder.

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.


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.


Michael Moorcock Killed My Darlings

I started teaching creative writing in 2003. I distinctly remember my first class for two things. The first, that I managed to draw a marker pen line on my forehead while parting my floppy fringe with my hand and the second, the question a student put to me at the end of the session. "Have you read 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.


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.


Fantasy Milestones

There are three fantasy milestones in my life, Tolkien, Moorcock, and George RR Martin. Despite his success I still feel the need to qualify Martin with a first name - Tolkien and Moorcock have reached the bedrock status where surname alone will do it.


The Life & Times of a Jerry Cornelius Fan

More than thirty years before Cersei and Jaime made incest cool Jerry Cornelius fell in love with his sister, Catherine. Named for a greengrocer in Notting Hill Gate, Jerry Cornelius was the bi-sexual, occasionally hermaphroditic, shape shifting, physicist, rock guitarist and assassin hero (well protagonist, in fact sometimes he just spent books lying in a coffin) created by Michael Moorcock. Moorcock is an author responsible for a much higher percentage of all that is interesting in genre fiction than many would be prepared to admit.