‘Elric: The Fortress of The Pearl’

Elric: The Fortress of The Pearl

London: Gollancz trade-sized paperback, 2013 (July 11th);
part of the Michael Moorcock Collection;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  £7·99;
xxiv + 258 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.:  978-0-575-11343-5;
cover artist:  Geoff Taylor;

illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Neil Gaiman;
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: The Fortress Of The Pearl is a collection of one novel plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains 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: Foreword (non-fiction) by Neil Gaiman;
p. 3: The Fortress Of The Pearl;
p. 227: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy: 2. The Floodgates Of The Unconscious (non-fiction) (as ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (2)’ on contents page);
p. 237: ‘Introduction To The Taiwan Edition Of Elric’ (non-fiction) (as ‘Elric: Introduction To The Taiwanese Edition’, on contents & title pages) (first appearance in English);
p. 243: One Life, Furnished In Early Moorcock’ (short fiction) by Neil Gaiman;
p. 258: Acknowledgements page.

Elric: The Fortress Of The Pearl is also available as an e-book: 9780575113572.