An omnibus of novels. Previous edition: The Cornelius Chronicles (1977).
At last: THE COMPLETE, UNCENSORED SAGA OF JERRY CORNELIUS
This is the saga of one of fantastic literature's greatest creations:
Jerry Cornelius, English assassin, physicist, rock star, messiah to the
Age of Science, time-hopping anti-hero.
William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and the original cyberpunks claimed Jerry as the first cyberpunk hero. The rock band Human League claimed Jerry as their inspiration and Hawkwind's "Needle Gun" is a Jerry Cornelius song. Cornelius was also the acknowledged inspiration for Alan Moore's "Watchmen" graphic novels; for much of Neil Gaiman's work in graphic novels; the film The Crow; and many other works.
When the books first appeared, the adventures of the highly sexed, violent and seemingly amoral Mr. Cornelius were banned in Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Italy and Burma, among other places. Nonetheless, the Cornelius stories have appeared in eight languages around the world: but until now, the novels have never been released in uncut form in the U.S.
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.
Selected mainstream works
1. The Chinese Agent (1970)
2. The Russian Intelligence (1980)
Between the Wars (Colonel Pyat Quartet):
1. Byzantium Endures (1981)
2. The Laughter of Carthage (1984)
3. Jerusalem Commands (1992)
4. The Vengeance of Rome (2006)
Mother London (1988)
King of the City (2000)