‘En Smagfuld Verden’

En Smagfuld Verden: En Jerry Cornelius Antologi

Copenhagen:  Rhodos, 1971 trade-sized paperback;
title translates as “A Tasty World”;
edited by Jannick Storm;
translated by Anne Behrndt & Miriam Hill;
original price: unknown;
237 pages;

I.S.B.N.: 87-7496-283-3;
covers artist: Michael Malling
(image courtesy of Hindsgaul).

Jerry Cornelius — the ambiguous, amoral, androgynous English Assassin —

En Smagfuld Verden is not a Michael Moorcock book, as such, but a Danish anthology of Cornelius stories by Moorcock and others; this edition is unique, with no English-language equivalent.

p. 9: Indledning (Introduction) by Jannick Storm;
p. 13: ‘Knudepunkt Peking’ (‘The Peking Junction’) by Michael Moorcock;

p. 24: ‘Katastrofens Art’ (‘The Nature Of The Catastrophe’) by Moorcock;
p. 33: ‘Tank-trapez’ (‘The Tank Trapeze’) by Moorcock;
p. 48: ‘Nash-kredsløbet’ (‘The Nash Circuit’) by M. John Harrison (as John Harrison);

p. 88: ‘Den Gyldne Hordes Sidste Hurra’ (‘The Last Hurrah Of The Golden Horde’) by Norman Spinrad;
p. 108: ‘Firmament-teoremet, Billedlinjernes Indgriben’ (‘The Firmament Theorem, The Interference Of Image Lines’) by Brian W. Aldiss;
p. 126: ‘Tre Dages Dyb vn’ (‘Three Days Of Deep Sleep’) by Sven Christer Swahn;
p. 140: ‘Delhi-divisionen’ (‘The Delhi Division’) by Moorcock;
p. 150: ‘Kødcirklen’ (‘The Ash Circus’) by Harrison;
p. 170: ‘Cyklens Slutning’ (‘The End Of The Cycle’) by Langdon Jones;
p. 174: ‘Fribyttere’ (‘Sea Wolves’) by Moorcock;
p. 193: ‘Virkelighedsstoffet’ (‘The Substance Of Reality’ [a.k.a. ‘The Reality Drug’]) (first appearance) by Swahn;
p. 215 (as 216 on contents page): ‘Voortrekker’ (first appearance*) by Moorcock.

[* Stated on copyright page; without a month of publication for this anthology, it is impossible to tell whether or not it preceded the first English-language appearance of ‘Voortrekker’ in June 1971.]