Also published under the title A Messiah at the End of Time. An expanded version of the novella Constant Fire (1976).
Here is what salvation brings...
At last! A self-proclaimed Savior has arrived at the End of Time, home of the deliciously decadent and frightfully bored. Unfortunately, the last thing they need is a messiah. Especially one like the Fireclown – who offers such unlikely gifts as Madness, Pain, and Doom. Still he does provide a welcome touch of amusement and dare we say, conflict to the final days of man. Indeed, that impregnable spinster, Miss Mavis Ming, is more than a little charmed by his attention... despite the destruction he might wreak on one and all! Such is the way of love...
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)