‘Elric Et La Porte Des Mondes’

Elric Et La Porte Des Mondes

Paris:  Fleuve Noir, 2006 (May) trade-sized paperback;
title translates as Elric And The Gate Of Worlds;
edited by Richard Comballot;
original price: 24 ;
453 pages;

I.S.B.N.: 2-265-07928-6;
covers artist: Guillaume Sorel.

Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…

Elric Et La Porte Des Mondes is not a Michael Moorcock book, as such, but a French anthology (with a Moorcock preface) of Elric stories by others — see below — and this edition is unique, with no English-language equivalent, although some stories were translated into English for inclusion in the anthology Michael Moorcock’s Legends of The Multiverse (2017).

p. 9: Préface (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock, translated by Emanuel Jouanne;
p. 17: ‘Le Rêve En La Cité’ (“The Dream In The City”) by Léa Silhol;
p. 35: ‘La Montagne Dormante’ (“The Dormant Mountain”) by Jonas Lenn;
p. 53: ‘Les Douleurs Fécondes’ (“The Fertile Pains”) by Pierre Pevel;
p. 79: ‘La Cavalière’ (“The Cavalier”) by Christian Léourier;
p. 93: ‘Kane’ by Laurent Kloetzer;
p. 107: ‘Éloge Des Poissons-Gouffres’ (‘Eulogy For The Abyss Fish’) by Fabrice Colin;
p. 123: ‘Frère Des Hyènes’ (‘Brother Of The Hyenas’) by Christian Vilà;
p. 147: ‘Cœur De Glace’ (‘Heart Of Ice’) by Daniel Walther;
p. 169: ‘Qayin’ by Xavier Mauméjean;
p. 189: ‘Le Cœur Et L’Épée’ (“The Heart And The Sword”) by Jean-Pierre Vernay;
p. 223: ‘Elric Et L’Enfant Du Futur’ (‘The Child Of The Future’) by Richard Canal;
p. 243: ‘Le Cirque Des Épées’ (“The Circus Of Swords”) by Patrick Éris & Jean-Manuel Moreau;
p. 273: ‘La Forteresse De L’Obscur’ (“The Dark Fortress”) by Darek Erthal;
p. 299: ‘Les Seigneurs De La Firme’ (“The Lords Of The Firm”) by Ayerdhal & Éric Cervos;
p. 323: ‘La Dernière Conquête Du Loup Blanc’ (“The Last Conquest Of The White Wolf”) by Pierre Stolze;
p. 349: ‘La Musique Des Âmes’ (‘The Music Of Souls’) by Johan Heliot;
p. 369: ‘Bloodsword’ by Yves Ramonet;
p. 393: ‘L’Archiviste’ (‘The Archivist’) by Pierre Bordage;
p. 403: ‘La Porte Des Mondes’ (“The Gate Of Worlds”) by Jacques Barbéri.