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Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Anthologies

This page contains information concerning the various anthologies of Moorcock's short fiction and non-fiction. There are other anthologies that contain Moorcock short stories or non-fiction, but they are too numerous to note at the current time. Sometime in the future, no doubt, you will find a list of them on this site...

The Deep Fix
The Time Dweller
Before Armageddon
Moorcock's Book or Martyrs / Dying for Tomorrow
Sojan
England Invaded
My Experiences in the Third World War
The Opium General and Other Short Stories
Elric at the End of Time
Casablanca
Lunching with the Antichrist
Tales from the Texas Woods
London Bone

The Deep Fix

(1966)

The Deep Fix

Hooked on a drug of his own creation - a drug which takes SEWARD into a world that looks like earth but is menacingly different. Here he is hounded by the bizarre Man Without a Navel and his servants: the Laughing Cavalier, Brother Sebastian, and the two grotesque, smiling torturers Mr. Hand and Mr. Morl. He cannot escape, for, every time he tries, his craving for the drug M-A 19 pulls him back. What is this world? Who are these people? The revelation is startling. With The Deep Fix ( a short novel) you will find stories that range through space and time, and through the strange, misty places of the mind.

James Colvin was born a quarter of a century ago in Surrey, and now lives in London. He has a passion for horology and for collecting Victorian and Edwardian post-cards, regarding the latter as "the best possible form of time travel". He is the chief book critic on NEW WORLDS SF, where his pungent comments are often the first thing that readers turn to. His serialised novel - The Wrecks of Time - was recently published in this magazine, and he is planning more. Needless to say, this is welcome news. For Mr. Colvin writes highly stimulating stories with an original and individualistic slant.

The Deep Fix. London: Compact, 1966

Contains the stories:- The Deep Fix, Peace on Earth, The Lovebeast, The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius, The Real Life Mr Newman and Wolf.

The Time Dweller

(1971)

The Time Dweller

From the mercurial mind of Michael Moorcock...

Tales of worlds, other dimensions - strangely beautiful with rich surrealistic landscapes. Tales of doom, despair, horror, of dazzling invention and inspired genius.

The Time Dweller. Herts: Mayflower, 1974.

Contains:- The Time Dweller, Escape from Evening, The Deep Fix, The Golden Barge, Wolf, Consuming Passion, The Ruins, The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius and The Mountain.

Before Armageddon

(1975)

Before Armageddon

This book contains no fiction by Moorcock, but rather a contains an "Anthology of Victorian and Edwardian fiction published before 1914".

It contains:- Introduction (M. Moorcock), The Battle of Dorking (G. T. Chesney), Dr Trifulgas (Jules Verne), The Raid of Le Vengeur (George Griffith), The Great War in England in 1897 (William Le Quex), Life in Our New Century (W. J. Wintle) and The Three Drugs (E. Nesbit).

Moorcock's Book of Martyrs

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Dying for Tomorrow

(1976)

Moorcock's Book of Martyrs

From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping, spaced-our roadie, to the death of Christ, as witnessed by a time-tripping tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one - these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.

Moorcock's Book of Martyrs. London: Quartet, 1976.

Containing: Introduction, A Dead Singer, The Greater Conqueror (misprinted as The Great Conqueror, Behold the Man, Good-bye, Miranda, Flux, Islands and Waiting for the End of Time....

Sojan

(1977)

Sojan - Savoy

Sojan! Moorcock's first Sword & Sorcery hero now in print for the first time in 20 years. The Warrior Lord Sojan battles on a strange and remote planet, his heroic adventures setting the stage for all Moorcock's later champions. Since it's original publication the Sojan Saga has been the most sought after of Moorcock's heroic fiction.

Elric! The Secret Life of Elric of Melniboné. In two revealing essays on his archetypal hero Moorcock documents the creation of his doomed prince and draws parallels between the nature of reality and the creation of a fantasy.

Jerry Cornelius! The most misunderstood of Moorcock's heroes yet his exploits have been related in books, comic strip and film. Now Moorcock writes about the origin and making of Cornelius legend.

Sojan. Manchester: Savoy, 1977.

Contains the stories: The Stone Thing, The Dying Castles, Sojan the Swordsman, Sojan, Swordsman of Zylor, Sojan and the Sea of Demons, Sojan and the Plain of Mystery, Sojan and the Sons of the Snake-God, Sojan and the Devil Hunters of Norj, Klan the Spoiler, Dek of Noothar, Rens Karto of Bernsol. It contains the non-fiction articles: The Secret Life of Elric of Melniboné, Elric, New Worlds - Jerry Cornelius, In Lighter Vein.

England Invaded

(1977)

England Invaded

This is the sequel to Before Armageddon.

It contains:- Introduction (M. Moorcock), The Uses of Advertisement - An Aeroplane Adventure (Tristram Crutchley), When the New Zealander Comes (Prof. Blyde Muddersnook), The Monster of Lake Lametrie (Wardon Allan Curtis), The Abduction of Alexandra Seine - A Tale of the Twentieth Century (Fred C. Smale), Is the End of the World Near? - A Question and an Answer (John Munro) and When William Came (H. H. Munro - also known as Saki).

My Experiences in the Third World War

(1980)

My Experiences in the Third World War - Savoy

Contains the stories: Going to Canada, Leaving Pasadena, Crossing into Cambodia, The Dodgem Division, The English Assassin, Peace on Earth, The Lovebeast and The Real Life Mr Newman.

The Opium General and Other Stories

(1982)

The Opium General

A collection of stories and non-fiction. Contains the stories: The Alchemist's Question, The Opium General, Going to Canada, Leaving Pasadena and Crossing into Cambodia. It contains the non-fiction essays: Starship Stormtroopers, Nestor Makhno & Who'll be Next?

Elric at the End of Time

(1984)

Elric at the End of Time

Contains:- Elric at the End of Time, The Last Enchantment, The Secret Life of Elric of Melniboné (non-fiction), Sojan the Swordsman (a combined version of all the Sojan stories), New Worlds - Jerry Cornelius (non-fiction), In Lighter Vein (non-fiction) and The Stone Thing.

Casablanca

(1989)

Casablanca

This is a wonderful collection of Moorcock's fiction and non-fiction. Contains these short stories: - Casablanca, The Frozen Cardinal, Hanging the Fool, The Murderer's Song, Mars, The Last Call, The Gold Diggers of 1977. Contains these non-fiction articles: - Scratching a Living, Mervyn Peake, Andrea Dworkin, articles concerning pornography, politics, and others.

Lunching with the Antichrist

(1995)

Lunching with the Antichrist

Dealing with the lives of the Beck, Begg, and von Bek families, Lunching with the Antichrist is an inter-related series of stories set in rural England, London, and the French Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, drawing on the author's experience. Whether dealing with the 1920s or the early 21st century, the book reflects a passionate concern for our immediate present.

Michael Moorcock, consulting and contributing editor to New Worlds, is the winner of several major literary awards and performs and records with a famous rock band, the legendary Deep Fix. Of his work Peter Ackroyd wrote in the London Times: "Moorcock is a true heir to the 19th century, in his breadth of vision as much as his eclecticism. [He writes of] comic book heroes and of the Sex Pistols, street music and the Tarot, London and North Africa, science fiction and political satire, literary criticism and literary parody. The strength of his writing comes not from his politics, or even his moral convictions, but rather that historical sense or historical vision which animates his prose. This is apparent in such recent novels as Gloriana and The Laughter of Carthage, in each of which he comes close to providing an alternative history of Britain (or even the West), but even in the short stories there is the same mythic range and the same fascination with historic principles. Nevertheless, these brief narratives are not exercises in pursuit of a larger whole, as is so often the case with novelists who write short stories: in fact, in a writer as prolific as Moorcock, they are immediately noticeable for the restraint and the economy of their prose. A Prose which is animated by the same vision, on a small or large scale; however exotic some of these locales of his fiction may be, they are always more interesting for their geo-political or mythic purpose than for their geographical or even cosmic settings. That is why he is so easily able to move from contemporary realism to futuristic fantasy; both worlds share the colour of dreams and may follow an imagination that conceives of the world in symbolic terms".

Lunching with the Antichrist. Shingletown: Mark V. Ziesing, 1995.

Contains:- Introduction, A Winter Admiral, Wheel of Fortune, Dead Singers, Lunching with the Antichrist, The Opium General, The Cairene Purse and Crossing into Cambodia.

Tales from the Texas Woods

(1997)

Tales from the Texas Woods

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.

Tales from the Texas Woods. Austin: Mojo Press, 1997.

Contains:- Introduction, The Ghost Warriors, About My Multiverse, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, How Tom Mix Saved my Life, A Catalogue of Memories, Sword of Irony, The Sun of Its Parts, My Comic Life, Johnny Lonesome Comes to Town, Bryan Talbot's The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, Disarming Evil and Sir Milk-and-Blood.

London Bone

(2001)

London Bone

A collection of short stories, featuring, among others, London Bone,

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