Tales from the Texas Woods

by Michael Moorcock
Release date: 1997
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, non-fiction, short stories

A collection of short stories and essays.

  • Introduction
  • The Ghost Warriors (1997)
  • About My Multiverse
  • The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger (1995)
  • How Tom Mix Saved My Life
  • A Catalogue of Memories (1997)
  • Sword of Irony
  • The Sun of Its Parts
  • My Comic Life
  • Johnny Lonesome Comes to Town (1956)
  • Bryan Talbot's The Adventures of Luther Arkwright
  • Disarming Evil
  • Sir Milk and Blood (1996)

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.

(updated 2010-09-07)

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