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Moorcock: Mastery and Mad Dance by Hal Duncan


This is a confession as much as a tribute. I am a dufus.

I came to Michael Moorcock late, an SF reader who’d taken an initially straightforward route in through the Golden Age SF of the Big Three — Asimov, …

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Confessions of an Elric Fanboy by Paul S. Kemp


I’ll let others speak to Moorcock’s foundational role in the genre. They are, after all, more qualified than me for that. Me? I simply have a confession to make.

I am an Elric fanboy. There. I said it. Feels good …

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Michael Moorcock: Behold the Man by Lou Anders


Michael Moorcock is threaded throughout the entire fabric of my childhood universe. I remember bookstores devoting entire shelves to the various novels of his multiverse, works I devoured as fast as I could get my hands on them. It was …

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The Moorcock Effect by Bryan Talbot


Brian Holt. What a great teacher.

    Good teachers bring their subject alive. They transmit their enthusiasm. It’s infectious and addictive and, apart from hooking you with a habit that will last a lifetime, they introduce you to material you’ve never …

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Moorcock the author, Mike the Man by Chris Roberson


Over the years, I’ve written any number of pieces on Michael Moorcock and his work—reviews, retrospectives, tributes, and such—most of which can probably still be found online in one form or another. As I’ve said time and again, discovering Moorcock’s …

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Epic Movie by Catherynne M. Valente


    I didn’t set out to be a writer. I was raised by a single mother, putting herself through grad school typing up other students’ papers for them back when typing skills were rare enough to make this a feasible way …

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The Devil and Ms. V by Catherynne M. Valente

I firmly believe that one of the circles of hell consists of a single endless undergraduate poetry workshop. They are harrowing by intent and design, so it should be unsurprising that your humble narrator was scarred by one or two …

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A Virtual Anthology: Weinachtabend by Ian R. MacLeod


A sleek Mercedes glides through falling snow towards the lodge gates of a sprawling country house. Inside, Diane, a beautiful woman, and Richard, the man she once loved, head towards their fate. In the Christmas weekend that follows, which is …

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The Shadow Cabinet: Spotlight on Dedalus by Jeff Vandermeer


If the Surreal-Decadent section of the Shadow Cabinet has a publisher as its champion, that champion would have to be Dedalus ( Based in England, Dedalus has produced edgy, inexpensive trade paperbacks of classic reprints, anthologies of …

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Plus ca change? by Michael Moorcock

‘For all its reputation as a hotbed of cultural advance,
the Sixties was no great sponsor of fiction.’
— Jonathon Green, Preface to the 1997 Edition of Groupie by Jennie Fabian and Johnny Byrne.

I WONDER IF the above astonishingly …

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