A collection of short stories and essays.
Michael Moorcock's first vivid encounter with the West was watching Gary Cooper, a dandified plainsman, featured on a program with an equally dashing Joel McCrea. Buffalo Bill had been shot in old-fashioned technicolour and captured exactly the quality of the Western annuals, with titles like Scouts in Buckskin and Heroes of the Prairie, that he inherited from his father and grandfather.
That early exposure along with Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy creator Clarence E. Mulford led Michael Moorcock on a life-long love affair with the American West. This passion would drive Moorcock to create some of the most poplar characters in imaginative fiction.
In this book of never-collected tales, experience the many worlds of the man that the London Times called "a myth-maker" – through a uniquely Western slant.
* Watch as the famed Masked Buckaroo challenges the Apaches and their enigmatic leader El Lobo Blanco, the White Wolf!
* See Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery of the Texan's honour!
* Thrill to the golden-age adventures of Johnny Lonesome!
Complete with essays on Western film and fiction, this unique collection is a book that only a master craftsman like Michael Moorcock could write. So saddle up, pardner, for a once-in-a-lifetime collection of Western tales from Texas with a little sidetrip to London thrown in.
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)