An omnibus of the Oswald Bastable trilogy. Previously published as The Nomad of Time (1982).
The first ever steampunk stories from the author whom The Modern Review called "A great novelist... Original and ambitious... Resolutely British".
These are the adventures of Captain Oswald Bastable (ex-53rd Lancers and Special Air Force), flung from the North East Frontier of 1902 into the future world of a 1973 where the stately airships of the great powers hold benign sway over a peaceful world. Guided only by the red republican cosmonaut, Una Persson, Bastable must question his most cherished ideals, and confront a multitude of alternate futures before at last gaining an understanding of his fate.
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)