‘A Messiah At The End Of Time’

A Messiah At The End Of Time

New York:  DAW Books, 1978 (February) mass-sized paperback;
as “A Messiah At The End Of Time or The Transformation Of Miss Mavis Ming” on title page (only);
original price:  $1·50;
192 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-358-7;
cover artist:  Bob Pepper;
no British edition (by this title).

A Messiah At The End Of Time, a retitling of The Transformation Of Miss Mavis Ming (1977), is also an expansion of the 1976 novella ‘Constant Fire’, and a supplementary volume to what is probably Moorcock’s best-loved trilogy, ‘The Dancers At The End Of Time’. It was collected (as Messiah…) in Tales From The End Of Time (1989) with the Legends From The End Of Time collection, and later appeared (revised and title-reverted as Constant Fire) in the Legends From The End Of Time omnibus (1993) as well as a 2014 expanded edition of that volume this time called (but not to be confused with the original) Tales From The End Of Time.

First edition
(+ later reprint[s]?)
New York: Ace paperback, 1989 (January);
original price:  $3·50;
192 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-13664-8;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.