Marooned by a faulty time-machine back at the Earth's beginning, Jherek Carnelian and Amelia Underwood seem set at last to consummate their love in a Palaeozoic Eden. Until, rescued by passing time-travellers, they are whisked once more to the End of Time – and a dying universe.
Facing oblivion with them are the relentless Inspector Springer and his band of Victorian constables, still determined to apprehend all suspects; the Lat, eternal juvenile delinquents, blaspheming, raping and pillaging to the last; Mr Underwood, firmly convinced he has been kidnapped to Hell; and the decadent, pleasure-seeking inhabitants of the End of Time, including the ever-energetic, Machiavellian Lord Jagged, the master-magician who, is an dazzling cosmic finale, reveals all...
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)