‘Elric Of Melniboné And Other Stories’

Elric Of Melniboné And Other Stories

London: Gollancz trade-sized paperback, 2013 (May 23rd);
part of the Michael Moorcock Collection;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  £8·99;
xxiv + 360 pages;

includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by John Clute (pp. vii–xii);
also includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by Moorcock (pp. xiii–xviii);
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11309-1;
cover artist:  Michael Whelan;

illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Alan Moore;
no American edition.

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 Of Melniboné And Other Stories is an omnibus of one novel & one graphic-novel script plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

p. vii‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection (non-fiction) by John Clute;
p. xiiiIntroduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: ‘The Return Of The Thin White Duke’ (foreword; non-fiction) by Alan Moore;
p. 9: ‘Putting A Tag On It’ (non-fiction);
p. 15: ‘Master Of Chaos’ (Earl Aubec) (as ‘Master Of Chaos’ only, on contents page);
p. 31: Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer: A Graphic Novel Drawn By Walter Simonson (as Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer only, on contents page);
p. 169: And So The Great Emperor Received His Education…’;
p. 175: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 343: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy: 1. Introduction (non-fiction) (as ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (1)’ on contents page);
p. 343: ‘‘Introduction (To Elric Of Melniboné, Graphic Adaptation, 1986)’ (non-fiction) (as Elric Of Melniboné: Introduction To The 1986 Graphic Adaptation’ on contents page);
p. 355: ‘El Cid And Elric: Under The Influence!’ (non-fiction);
pp. 358/359: ‘The Age Of The Young Kingdoms’ (map) (not on contents page) by Cawthorn;
p. 360: Acknowledgements page.

N.B.:  Initial printings of this volume had a misprinted title page, with “Melinboné” instead of ‘Melniboné’, although none is believed to have been made commercially available.

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Elric Of Melniboné And Other Stories is also available as an e-book: 9780575113268.