Elric: The Moonbeam Roads
London: Gollancz trade-sized paperback, 2014 (October 9th);
part of the Michael Moorcock Collection;
edited by John Davey;
original price: £12·99;
xxiii + 989 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);
cover artist: Robert Gould;
no American edition (by this title).
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 Moonbeam Roads is an omnibus of a revised & retitled supplementary trilogy to the main Elric Saga (with further, minor textual amendments) — in fact the only preconceived Elric trilogy (see below) — linking the albino with various von Beks. It was previously published (as an omnibus, in its original forms) as The Elric Saga Part IV (2005), before later being re-collected (with the revised texts but original titles) in The Elric Saga Volume Three: The White Wolf.
p. vii: ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ (non-fiction) by John Clute;
p. xiii: ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. 1: Daughter Of Dreams;
p. 331: Destiny’s Brother;
p. 661: Son Of The Wolf.