A collection of novellas.
From memories of the future and dark premonitions of the past, Michael Moorcock's incredible mind recounts the epic tales of four fantastic heroes.
There is Elric of Melniboné, last lord of a dying race, directing the Singing Sword against mysterious riders of doom. There is the Master of Chaos and the Saga of Aubec of Malador. There is a vast design using Alexander the Great as a springboard. And then there's Tanelorn and an army of beggars storming the City of Delight, and a queen returned from the dead.
Here are tales from a twilight zone, where Reason struggles for recognition between Order and Chaos. The scopious skill of Moorcock makes it all seem true – but, then, who's to say it's not?
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)