Terminal Café

Miscellaneous novels of the Nineties

King of the City

King of the City

(2000)

King of the City

The-narrator, Dennis Dover, son of 'the last real Londoner to be hanged for murder', is born and raised in Brookgate, an inner London area rich in multi-layered histories and resonances. He grows to adulthood streetwise and savvy - and deeply attached to his beautiful, brilliant cousin Rosie Beck with whom be has an almost telepathic empathy. But neither Dennis nor Rosie can foresee the Inexorable rise of John Barbican Begg, the financial genius and unscrupulous schemer who, despite their resistance, latches lamprey-like onto their lives. As Dennis pursues a dual career as underground rock guitarist and intrepid photojournalist while Rosie devotes her intelligence and energies to helping the poor of the world, Barbican builds a commercial empire whose unprecedented wealth and power dwarfs that of most nation states.

King of the City preliminary cover

Against a brilliantly detailed backdrop of a world in turmoil - from Paris to Rwanda, from New York to Kosovo - Rosie, Dennis and Barbican follow their different paths, drawing towards a spectacular joint resolution of their destinies at one of the most historic nodal points of the Old World.

King of the City. London: Scribner, 2000.

The photo here is a collage above Michael's writing desk during the writing of the novel.

Photo of Moorcock's Collage for King of the City

Silverheart

(2000)

Silverheart

Written in by Storm Constantine from Mike's notes for an unfinished computer game with Chris Roberts (creator of the Wing Commander computer games). It is unlikely the game will ever be made.

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