The runestaff is a novel by british author michael moorcock, first published in 1969 under the title the secret of the runestaff. The michael moorcock collection presents for the first time definitive editions of moorcocks most influential work, fully revised and updated by. Nicholas by edward lester arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination. A bibliography of moorcock s longform fiction and shorter fiction directly connected with notable characters. Michael moorcocks multiverse, is a twelveissue comic book limited series published in 1997 as a part of the shortlived dc comics imprint, helix. Corum jhaelen irsei the prince in the scarlet robe is the name of a fictional fantasy hero in a series of two trilogies written by author michael moorcock. Michael john moorcock born 18 december 1939 is an english writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels. Below is a list of michael moorcocks books in order of publication as well as in chronological order. Buy a cheap copy of stormbringer book by michael moorcock. Where to start with michael moorcocks scifi and fantasy. Central to these works is the concept of an eternal champion who has potentially multiple identities across multiple dimensions. The whole michael moorcock library series is fantastic, and of course the stories and characters are consistently wonderful, but you might as well start at the beginning with volume 1.
Behold the man by michael moorcock, june 1978, avon books edition, in english. He tends to revise much of his work, meaning that readers should always look for the latest editions of his work. Moorcock crosses genres, bends boundaries, and breaks rules as only a master storyteller can. The author of many literary novels and stories in practically every genre, his novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the hugo, nebula, world fantasy, whitbread and guardian fiction prize. It was later collected as a single edition graphic novel.
Moorcock is the author of several series, including the elric saga, eternal champion, jerry cornelius and chronicles of corum series which are all connected in a multiverse. Death is no obstacle, a booklength interview about technique, in 1992. Moorcock has mentioned the gods of mars by edgar rice burroughs, the apple cart by george bernard shaw and the constable of st. A prolific and awardwinning writer with more than eighty works of fiction and nonfiction to his name, he is the creator of elric, jerry cornelius and colonel pyat, amongst many other memorable characters. Subsequently, moorcock published a further series of elric books which are set in the time periods prior to and between the first two volumes. Michael john moorcock born 18 december 1939 is an english writer and musician, primarily. Michael moorcocks top 10 science fiction novels books. Michael moorcock is a prolific english science fiction and fantasy writer. These include the singing citadel1970, the sleeping sorceress1971, elric of melnibone1972, and the sailor on the seas of fate1976. He is best known for his novels about the character elric of melnibone, a seminal influence on the field of fantasy since the 1960s and 70s as editor of the british science fiction magazine new worlds, from may 1964 until march.
Michael moorcock books list of books by author michael. Michael moorcock author of elric of melnibone goodreads. First published in 1970, the silver warriors is a classic staple of the sword and sorcery genre, followed by the dragon in. Michael moorcocks most popular series is the elric saga. The history of the runestaff is an omnibus collection of four fantasy novels by michael moorcock, consisting of the jewel in the skull, the mad gods amulet, the sword of the dawn, and the runestaff. Ok, that last one came from moorcock himself, but it still counts. Moorcock s most popular works by far have been the elric of melnibone stories. Michael moorcock, epic science fiction master and hard rocker. Born in london in 1939, michael moorcock now lives in texas. Michael moorcock, in full michael john moorcock, born dec. The novel is the fourth in moorcocks four book the history of the runestaff series, and the narrative follows on immediately from the preceding novel the sword of the dawn. In the early days of michael moorcocks 50plusyears career, when he was living paychecktopaycheck, he wrote a whole slew of actionadventure swordandsorcery novels very, very quickly, including his most famous books about the tortured antihero elric. The 100 best books, james cawthorn and michael moorcock present a wideranging crosssection of the fantasy genre, from its eighteenth century gothic origins through nineteenth century literary classics, pulpera weird fiction, and on to modern favorites.
Born in london in 1939, michael moorcock is a prolific and awardwinning writer with more than 80 works of fiction and nonfiction to his name. A dark feast of fantasy adventure from its finest creator volume 12 of the eternal champion, the millennium uniform editions of michael moorcocks fantastic. He is the author of the eternal champion books, including the elric, corum, and hawkmoon series, as well as the literary novel mother london. Michael moorcock is an award winning english writer of fantasy and science fiction books but has also published literary novels.
The first fulllength novel in almost 10 years by the influential sciencefiction author michael moorcock, which blends autobiography with fantasy. Moorcock began editing tarzan adventures at age 17 edgar rice burroughs was a favourite growing up. List of books by michael moorcock stored on this site. Books by moorcock, michael breaking windows by rodrigues, edited by luis. Michael moorcock has 647 books on goodreads with 4774 ratings. Elric of melnibone by michael moorcock book one of the. Charting the adventures of dorian hawkmoon, a version of the eternal champion, it takes place in a farfuture version of europe in which the insane rulers of the dark empire of granbretan the name. He confronts his cousin 3 riding through the morning. Michael moorcock has been called the architect of new science fiction, the antitolkien, and a bad writer with big ideas. Michael moorcock 1939 michael moorcock is one of the most important figures in british sf and fantasy literature. The multiverse is a series of parallel universes in many of the science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories written by michael moorcock many other fictional settings also have the concept of a multiverse.
British scififantasy writer michael moorcock, who turned 71 on saturday, is well known for his eternal champion mythos stories. He started writing in the 1950s, and nearly 60 years later hes still at it. Michael moorcock was born in london in 1939 4 and the landscape of london, particularly the area of notting hill gate and ladbroke grove, is an important influence in some of his fiction cf. This is a bibliography of the works of michael moorcock. It is our intent and purpose to foster and encourage indepth discussion about all things related to books, authors, genres or. He was born in london, and the area of london particularly ladbroke grove and notting hill gate is a vital inspiration in some of his fiction books.
Elric of melnibone by michael moorcock book one of the elric saga contents book one 1 a melancholy king. He is best known for his novels about the character elric of melnibone, a seminal influence on the field of fantasy in the 1960s and 1970s. The weird of the white wolf collection, daw 1977, contains the dream of earl aubec a. A bibliography of moorcocks longform fiction and shorter fiction directly connected with notable characters.
In these books, elric is written as a deliberate reversal of what moorcock saw as cliches commonly found in fantasy adventure novels inspired by the works of tolkien, and a direct antithesis of robert e. Sawyer, stephen king, michael moorcock, sharyn mccrumb, stephen baxter, anne perry, barbara hambly, tanith lee, neil gaiman published by night shade books 2009 isbn 10. After years of sciene fiction fandom, hari kunzru meets his hero and master of the genre michael moorcock at home in texas, where they discussed his 15,000. A prolific and awardwinning writer with more than eighty works of fiction and nonfiction to his name, he is the creator of elric, jerry cornelius and colonel pyat, amongst many other m. Michael moorcock became a published novelist in 1961 with the novel the stealer of souls. Corum is the last survivor of the vadhagh race and an incarnation aspect of the eternal champion, a being that exists. Michael john moorcock is an english writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels. Best of michael moorcock, the tachyon publications. Bayley and michael moorcock cointerviewed with barrington j. Michael moorcock announces new novel mixing fantasy and. Michael moorcock is the author of nearly 100 books, including dozens of fantasy novels. Wed at 2pm, andrew trainor author of bluefall check out the weekly recommendation thread.
Nicholas by edward lester arnold as the first three books which captured his. Great deals on michael moorcock hardcover signed books. Subreddit rules message the mods related subs ama info the faq the wiki this is a moderated subreddit. He also writes works of literary fiction based around his love of. Michael moorcock and his longtime friend and bibliographer john davey have collaborated to produce the most consistent and coherent narrative from the disparate novels, novellas, short stories and nonfiction about elric. Michael moorcock hardcover signed books for sale in. Theyre more memorable, too, than the modern, virtually homogenised, style. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Recognized classics are accompanied by lesserknown works ripe for rediscovery. Michael moorcock is an english author of science fiction and fantasy novels.1160 285 486 217 475 733 364 304 13 802 437 422 803 1123 1064 806 420 1293 486 977 406 775 203 1175 965 1262 1433 1523 860 577 459 988 1451 92 920 50 924 1174 1072 241 1009 1111 333 603 126