‘Elric: The Stealer Of Souls’

Elric: The Stealer of Souls (2008)

(Click here for  Elric: The Stealer Of Souls [1998])

New York:  Del Rey, 2008 (February 19th) trade-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Chronicles Of The Last Emperor Of Melniboné Volume 1”;
edited by John Davey (uncredited);
original price:  $15·00;
xxxiv + 461 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-345-49862-5;
cover artist:  John Picacio (also interior);

foreword by Alan Moore;
no other (English-language) edition.

Elric: The Stealer Of Souls (2008) is an omnibus of two Elric books, plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], $16·00)

p. iv: frontispiece by John Picacio;
p. v: Title page;
p. xi: Contents page;
p. xiii: ‘The Return Of The Thin White Duke’ (non-fiction) (as ‘Foreword’ on contents page) by Alan Moore;
p. xxi: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 5: ‘Putting A Tag On It’ (non-fiction);
p. 9: The Stealer Of Souls;
p. 195: ‘Mission To Asno!’;
p. 203: ‘Origins: Early Artwork Associated With Elric’s First Appearances In Magazines And Books’ (artwork) by James Cawthorn, Eric Parker and Brian Lewis;
p. 213: Stormbringer;
p. 435: “Letters And Miscellany” comprising:-
p. 437:  ‘Elric’ (non-fiction);
p. 445:  ‘The Secret Life Of Elric Of Melniboné’ (non-fiction);
p. 453: ‘Final Judgement’ (non-fiction) by Alan Forrest;
p. 457: ‘The Zenith Letter’ (non-fiction) by Anthony Skene;
p. 459: Acknowledgements page;
also included throughout this volume are a number of short, untitled, autobiographical and/or bibliographical notes by Moorcock and/or John Carnell (editor of Science Fantasy magazine, in which the component parts of The Stealer Of Souls and Stormbringer first appeared).

(Followed by Chronicles Of The Last Emperor Of Melniboné Volume 2)

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Elric: The Stealer Of Souls (2008) is also available as an e-book: 9780345504838.