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Michael Moorcock

Started by andyhaines, September 01, 2005, 22:28:54 pm

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andyhaines

After chatting with Neill recently about Hawkwind, I was wondering if anyone else has read any of Michael Moorcock's books?
I vividly remember "The Dancers At The End Of Time" trilogy. Wonderful imagination and very funny. A bit like H.G. Wells on acid. lol

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snodes

I enjoyed the Elric stories - dunno how well they would stand up if I read them now though.
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Reg

Ooh.  Michael Moorcock.

Read a fair bit of his stuff in the past.  Here are the ones I can remember, or vaguely remember, reading:

Dancers At The End Of Time (Omnibus)
The History Of The Runestaff (Omnibus)
Count Brass series:
The Champion of Garathorm
Count Brass
The Quest for Tanelorn

Favourite was probably The History Of The Runestaff series.

I've also seen the 1973 film The Final Programme, based on the book of the same title, featuring one of the incarnations of the Eternal Champion, this one being Jerry Cornelius.

And great fun it was too.  I wonder if its out on DVD?
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Reg

September 02, 2005, 17:43:50 pm #3 Last Edit: September 02, 2005, 17:51:45 pm by Reg_Sweeting-Jones
Yes it is, on Region 1

Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

snodes

Who starred in it - it's kinda ringing bells with me. Someone like David Hemmings?
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andyhaines

Just started reading The Dancers At The End Of Time again...will the 20 year gap age the books well?....

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I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine


Fridge

September 14, 2005, 18:51:27 pm #6 Last Edit: September 14, 2005, 18:52:28 pm by Paul_Anderson
Moorcock...splendid ;D

In addition to the above, I would recommend the Cornelius series....bit of a mindfeck with the unconventional structure of the books, but good reading.

The Black Corridor was a good psychological space/horror novel as well.

The golden barge (which i think was the first novel he ever wrote aged eighteen) is a good one as well

Anyone remember "Deep Fix"?

Ach, if Dougie were here, he'd tell you himself....

snodes

"Michael Moorcock and Deep Fix" sounds familiar - did this involve any of the Amon Duul people?

On the Hawkwind front (and a bit OT) there's someone called Matthew Wright who does a "celeb" column in The Sun (a bit like Piers Morgan, I think) and he did a column about them last week - he sings on a new recording of Spirit of the Age and the whole album has a kind of Bob Calvert tribute feel to it by all accounts. Dunno if I'll shell out for it but interesting...
"As soon as you stop believing you will win, you've started to lose"

Neillwith2Ls

Quote"Michael Moorcock and Deep Fix" sounds familiar - did this involve any of the Amon Duul people?

On the Hawkwind front (and a bit OT) there's someone called Matthew Wright who does a "celeb" column in The Sun (a bit like Piers Morgan, I think) and he did a column about them last week - he sings on a new recording of Spirit of the Age and the whole album has a kind of Bob Calvert tribute feel to it by all accounts. Dunno if I'll shell out for it but interesting...

It's a so-so album, pretty much run-of-the-mill by Hawkwind standards these days :-/ I saw them doing songs from the album live back in June (complete with Matthew Wright on guest vocals!) and this is the format to experience the band now - live. Check out my review in the Hawkwind thread of the Events section.

Back on topic...

I read, and still have, all the Elric series of books (apart from the newer ones), which I must re-read again :)
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