Moorcock's Book of MartyrsMichael Moorcock
science fiction, fantasy, short stories
Published in the US as Dying for Tomorrow.
- A Dead Singer (1974)
- The Greater Conqueror (1963)
- Behold the Man (1966, novella version)
- Good-bye, Miranda (1964)
- Flux (1963)
- Islands (1963)
- Waiting for the End of Time... (1970)
A new collection of Michael Moorcock's own favorite stories. From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping, spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ, as witnessed by a time-travelling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one – these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.
Published as a unit, they include the Nebula-award winning Behold the Man, The Greater Conqueror, in which are revealed the dark secrets of Alexander the Great, Goodbye Miranda, a story of release from both gravity and sanity, Islands, and Waiting for the End of Time.
This unusual book presents a unique sampling of the many talents of the writer who dreamed the high fantasy of Elric and the Runestaff, of the innovator who constructed the Jerry Cornelius Tetralogy, of the science fiction satirist of Legends from the End of Time, of the pathbreaking pioneer of the "New Wave" and the nostalgic novelist of The Land Leviathan... all of whom are: Michael Moorcock!
Michael Moorcock (born 1939) is a prolific English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy. Moorcock's most popular works have been the Elric novels, starring the character Elric of Melniboné. In 2008 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him as a Grandmaster of SF.