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Michael Moorcock

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Michael Moorcock (1939-) Michael Moorcock is one of the most important figures in British SF and Fantasy literature. 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. In 1999, he was given the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award; in 2001, he was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame; and in 2007, he was named a SFWA Grandmaster. Michael Moorcock is also a musician who has performed since the seventies with his own band, the Deep Fix; and, as a member of the prog rock band, Hawkwind, won a gold disc. His tenure as editor of New Worlds magazine in the sixties and seventies is seen as the high watermark of SF editorship in the UK, and was crucial in the development of the SF New Wave. Michael Moorcock's literary creations include Hawkmoon, Corum, Von Bek, Jerry Cornelius and, of course, his most famous character, Elric. He has been compared to, among others, Balzac, Dumas, Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming, J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard. Although born in London, he now splits his time between homes in Texas and Paris.

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Essential reading

The Jewel in the Skull (1967, 2013)
The History of the Runestaff: Book One

The Final Programme (1968, 2013)
The Cornelius Quartet: Book One
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Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories (1972, 2013)

An Alien Heat (1972, 2013)
Dancers at the End of Time: Book One


The Warhound and the World's Pain (1981, 2013)
Von Bek: Book One

My Experiences in the Third World War and Other Stories (2014)
The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock: Volume One
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