The Elric Saga Volume One: Elric Of Melniboné
New York: Saga, 2022 (February 15th) hardcover;
as “Elric Of Melniboné: The Elric Saga[,] Vol. 1”, on cover & spine;
edited by John Davey;
original price: $29·99;
xxviii + 723 pages;
cover artist: (Gerald) Brom;
illustrated by John Collier (map), John Picacio, Robert Gould and others (details to follow);
‘foreword’ by Neil Gaiman;
no British 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…
The Elric Saga Volume One: Elric Of Melniboné is an omnibus containing (pretty much) the entire first half of the primary Elric saga; see below…
p. vii: ‘One Life, Furnished In Early Moorcock’ (short fiction, as ‘Foreword: “One Life, Furnished In Early Moorcock”’ on contents page) by Neil Gaiman;
p. xxvii: dedication page (for Elric Of Melniboné);
p. 1: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 165: The Fortress Of The Pearl;
p. 391: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate;
p. 558: The Weird Of The White Wolf;
p. 697: ‘The Elric Saga: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey.
(Followed by The Elric Saga Volume Two: Stormbringer)
The Elric Saga Volume One: Elric Of Melniboné is available as an audiobook (download), narrated by Samuel Roukin; also as an e-book: 978-1-5344-4570-3.