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Tag: Michael Moorcock

Hawkmoon: The Runestaff by Michael Moorcock (book review).

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hawkmoon: The Runestaff by Michael Moorcock (book review).

‘The Runestaff’ picks up where ‘The Sword Of The Dawn’ left off, with the chief protagonists, Hawkmoon and D’Averc, sailing back to Europe after their adventures in Amarehk. Rather quickly, they are attacked by sea monsters, driven towards a mysterious island in the ocean and then redirected back to Amarehk by an Orkneyman by the […]

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Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

November 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

Michael Moorcock is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the history of British Science Fiction and fantasy, but this reviewer at least came to him relatively recently and the reissuing of this 1968 novel, ‘Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn’, provided the opportunity to decide if Moorcock’s older works are still worth reading. […]

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The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael Moorcock (book review).

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael Moorcock (book review).

‘The Whispering Swarm’ is Michael Moorcock’s latest fantasy novel and is somewhat unusual in that it also serves as a fictitious biography for the author. The result is a skilfully woven if lengthy tale that frustrates and delights in equal measure. Moorcock writes as himself growing-up in London during the forties and fifties before settling […]

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Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times by Michael Moorcock (book review).

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times by Michael Moorcock (book review).

While reading ‘Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And Times’ by Michael Moorcock, I pictured him as played by Lewis Collins. Something about his bearing, the seventies suits and the patter. It’s probably not how Moorcock pictured his time-travelling ‘urban adventurer’, physicist and rock star, but that was my initial impression of the man. This book collates […]

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The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

I watched this movie, ‘The Final Programme’, almost 40 years ago, in the spirit of the age in which it was released and intended, and I must say I wasn’t particularly enamoured with the translation of Michael Moorcock’s novel. The main character, Jerry Cornelius (Jon Finch), just isn’t the same as the author intended, so […]

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