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Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Woody Evans
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“Michael Moorcock, creator of such iconic characters as Jherek Carnelian, Jerry Cornelius, Elric of Melnibone, Graf Ulrich von Bek, Oswald Bastable, and many others, has been freaking us out for over forty years. The godfather of New Wave sci-fi, Moorcock was writing steampunk thirty years before Gibson and Sterling’s The Difference Engine, and anticipated posthuman themes a full generation before the World Transhumanist Association formed. He’s still at it, and with new collections and editions out this year (The Best of Michael Moorcock out May from Tachyon; new editions of the Elric novels out through this Fall from Del Rey; The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes anthology from Night Shade) and new Elric and “Second Ether” novels in the planning stage, his fans are set to be happily freaked out for the foreseeable future.”


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