‘The Michael Moorcock Collection’ (A–Z)

The Michael Moorcock Collection

London: Gollancz trade-sized paperbacks; edited by John Davey; each volume includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by John Clute (pp. vii–xii) and ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by Moorcock (pp. xiii–xviii)

Listed below in alphabetical order
(Click here for order of publication)

Behold The Man
12th June, 2014;
original price:  £8·99;
xviii + 138 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-08099-7

(also e-book: 9780575080782);
cover artist:  Geoff Taylor.

Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

Breakfast In The Ruins And Other Stories
26th December2014;
sub-titled “The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock Volume 3” on title page;
original price:  £9·99;
xxii + 325 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11553-8;
cover artist:  Stanislaw Fernandes.

A collection of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

First edition
(+ later reprint[s])

Contents:-
p. xix: Contents page;
p. xxi: Dedication page;
p. 1: Breakfast In The Ruins;
p. 167: ‘The Time Dweller’;
p. 187: ‘Escape From Evening’;
p. 219: ‘A Dead Singer’;
p. 245: ‘London Flesh’;
p. 265: ‘Behold The Man’;
p. 325: Acknowledgements.

N.B. The printer’s key (or number line) on the copyright page states “3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2”, suggesting that this is a reprint. However, having queried it at the time of publication, I was told by Gollancz’s editor that “According to […] yes, for some reason I don’t claim to understand, there are no 1st printings. Is very very odd”. So unless anyone knows (and can prove) otherwise, the first edition of this title is numbered as shown above.

The Brothel In Rosenstrasse And Other Stories
13th November, 2014;
sub-titled “The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock Volume 2” on title page;
original price:  £9·99;
xxii + 266 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11522-4;
cover artist:  Max Kurzweil.

A collection of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

Contents:-
p. xix: Contents page;
p. xxi: Dedication page;
p. 1: The Brothel In Rosenstrasse: An Extravagant Tale (as The Brothel In Rosenstrasse on contents page);
p. 181: ‘The Opium General’;
p. 191: ‘London Bone’;
p. 219: ‘A Winter Admiral’;
p. 225: ‘Doves In The Circle’;
p. 253: ‘A Slow Saturday Night At The Surrealist Sporting Club: Being A Further Account Of Engelbrecht The Boxing Dwarf And His Fellow Members’ (as ‘A Slow Saturday Night At The Surrealist Sporting Club’ on contents page);
p. 266: Acknowledgements.

The Chinese Agent (e-book)
one of five electronic-only titles;
28th March, 2013;
original price:  £2·99;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-07080-6.

A Cornelius Calendar
8th January, 2015 (dated 2014 on copyright page);
original price:  £12·99;
xxii + 864 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-1-473-20074-6;
cover artist:  jetdesignltd.com;

interior artists:  Mark Reeve, Romain Slocombe and Michael Moorcock.

An omnibus containing six Jerry Cornelius novels/novellas (see below)…

First expanded edition
(+ later reprint[s], £16·99)

Contents (expanded edition):-
p. xixContents page;
p. xxIllustration credits page;
p. xxiFrontispiece by Mark Reeve;
p. 1: The Adventures Of Una Perrson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century: A Romance (title-page illustration by Romain Slocombe) (as The Adventures Of Una Perrson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century on contents page);
p. 246 (p. 249 on contents page): The Entropy Tango: A Comic Romance (illustrated by Romain Slocombe) (as The Entropy Tango on contents page), includes illustration by Moorcock (uncredited) on p. 248, “Lyrics by Michael Moorcock; Music by Michael Moorcock and Pete Pavli”;
p. 413: The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle (1980, a.k.a. ‘Gold Diggers Of 1977’);
p. 509: ‘The Alchemist’s Question’ (illustrated by Moorcock), includes ‘The Guardian’ on p. 512;
p. 677: The Final Programme Portfolio(1991/’92) by Mark Reeve;
p. 693: Firing The Cathedral;
p. 785: Modem Times 2.0.

The Cornelius Quartet
23rd September, 2013;
original price:  £14·99;
xx + 1,033 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-09240-2;
cover artist:  unknown;

interior artists:  Mal[colm] Dean, Harry Douthwaite and Jill Riches.

An omnibus containing four Jerry Cornelius novels (see below)…

First revised edition
(+ later reprint[s], £16·99)

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
p. 1: ‘The Repossession Of Jerry Cornelius’ (non-fiction) by Clute;
p. 11: ‘A Note To The Reader’* (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. 13: The Final Programme (illustrated by Malcolm Dean; additional illustrations by Harry Douthwaite);
p. 191: A Cure For Cancer (illustrated by Dean);
p. 463: The English Assassin: A Romance Of Entropy (illustrated by Mal Dean, Douthwaite and Jill Riches) (as The English Assassin on contents page);
p. 727: The Condition Of Muzak (illustrated by Riches, Douthwaite and Dean).

* Many of the newspaper quotations used here might cause further distress to parents and relatives of the deceased if they read them. Therefore I have in some cases changed the names. No other part of the quotation has been altered.

Although these books may be read in any order, the reader might wish to know that the structure of the last volume reflects the structure of the overall tetralogy.

Corum: The Prince In The Scarlet Robe
28th March, 2013;
original price:  £9·99;
xx + 470 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10841-7;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

An omnibus containing three Corum novels (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £10·99)
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. 1: The Knight Of The Swords (as The First Book Of Corum: The Knight Of The Swords on title page);
p. 177: The Queen Of The Swords (as The Second Book Of Corum: The Queen Of The Swords on title page);
p. 321: The King Of The Swords (as The Third Book Of Corum: The King Of The Swords on title page).

Corum: The Prince With The Silver Hand
11th April, 2013;
original price:  £9·99;
xx + 426 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10547-8;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

An omnibus containing three Corum novels (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £10·99)
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. 1: The Bull And The Spear (as The Fourth Book Of Corum: The Bull And The Spear on title page);
p. 147: The Oak And The Ram (as The Fifth Book Of Corum: The Oak And The Ram on title page);
p. 287: The Sword And The Stallion (as The Sixth Book Of Corum: The Sword And The Stallion on title page).

The Dancers At The End Of Time
27th June, 2013;
original price:  £9·99;
xx + 619 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10855-4;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve;

illustrated by James Cawthorn (frontispiece).

An omnibus containing three Jherek Carnelian novels (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s])
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
p. xxFrontispiece by James Cawthorn;

p. 1: An Alien Heat (as The Beginning: An Alien Heat on title page);
p. 167: The Hollow Lands (as The Middle: The Hollow Lands on title page);
p. 331: The End Of All Songs (as The End: The End Of All Songs on title page).

Daughter Of Dreams
28th March, 2013;
sub-titled “Elric: The Eternal Champion” on title page;
alternatively sub-titled “Book One Of Elric: The Moonbeam Roads” on front cover;
alternatively sub-titled “Elric: The Moonbeam Roads Book One” on spine;
original price:  £7·99;
xxii + 323 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10595-9;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

Destiny’s Brother
28th March, 2013;
sub-titled “Elric: The Albino In America” on title page;
alternatively sub-titled “Book Two Of Elric: The Moonbeam Roads” on front cover;
alternatively sub-titled “Elric: The Moonbeam Roads Book Two” on spine;

original price:  £7·99;
xx + 326 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10614-7;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

(+ later reprint[s], £8·99)

The Distant Suns (e-book [one of five electronic-only titles])
by Moorcock & Philip James (a.k.a. James Cawthorn);
11th March, 2013;
original price:  £2·99;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-07408-8;

illustrated by Cawthorn (with a selected mixture of 1st-ed. [1975] artwork & some from The Illustrated Weekly Of India in which The Distant Suns was first serialised in 1969).

Elric Of Melniboné And Other Stories
23rd May, 2013;
original price:  £8·99;
xxiv + 360 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11309-1;
cover artist:  Michael Whelan;
illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Alan Moore.

An omnibus of one novel & one graphic-novel script plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: ‘The Return Of The Thin White Duke’ (foreword; non-fiction) by Alan Moore;
p. 9: ‘Putting A Tag On It’ (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. 15: ‘Master Of Chaos’ (Earl Aubec) (as ‘Master Of Chaos’ only, on contents page);
p. 31: Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer: A Graphic Novel Drawn By Walter Simonson (as Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer only, on contents page);
p. 169: And So The Great Emperor Received His Education…’;
p. 175: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 343: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy: 1. Introduction (non-fiction) (as ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (1)’ on contents page);
p. 343: ‘‘Introduction (To Elric Of Melniboné, Graphic Adaptation, 1986)’ (non-fiction) (as Elric Of Melniboné: Introduction To The 1986 Graphic Adaptation’ on contents page);
p. 355: ‘El Cid And Elric: Under The Influence!’ (non-fiction);
pp. 358/359: ‘The Age Of The Young Kingdoms’ (map) (not on contents page) by Cawthorn;
p. 360: Acknowledgements page.

Elric: Stormbringer
13th March, 2014;
original price:  £8·99;
xxiv + 308 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11438-8;
cover artist:  Michael Whelan;
illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Tad Williams.

A collection of one novel & an artwork portfolio plus short non-fiction(see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: Foreword (non-fiction) by Tad Williams;
p. 5: Stormbringer;
p. 235: ‘Artwork Porfolio’ (artwork) by Cawthorn;
p. 267: ‘Elric’ (non-fiction);
p. 275: ‘The Secret Life Of Elric Of Melniboné’ (non-fiction);
p. 282: Final Judgement’ (non-fiction) by Alan Forrest;
p. 285: The Zenith Letter’ (non-fiction) by Anthony Skene;
p. 287: Elric: A New Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey;
p. 307: Acknowledgements page.

Elric: The Fortress Of The Pearl
11th July, 2013;
original price:  £7·99;
xxiv + 258 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11343-5;
cover artist:  Geoff Taylor;
illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Neil Gaiman.

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’.

Contents:-
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 Moonbeam Roads
9th October, 2014;
original price:  £12·99;
xxiii + 989 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10659-8;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

An omnibus of the revised & retitled supplementary trilogy to the main Elric Saga (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £14·99)

Contents:-
p. 1: Daughter Of Dreams;
p. 331: Destiny’s Brother;
p. 661: Son Of The Wolf.

Elric: The Revenge Of The Rose
9th January, 2104;
original price:  £8·99;
xxiv + 426 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575- 11410-4;
cover artist:  Robert Gould;
illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Holly Black.

A collection of one novel plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: Foreword (non-fiction) by Holly Black;
p. 3: The Revenge Of The Rose;
p. 253: ‘The Stealer Of Souls’;
p. 301: Kings In Darkness’ (with James Cawthorn) (as ‘Kings in Darkness’ only, on contents page);
p. 337: The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams (The Flame Bringers) (as ‘The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams’ only, on contents page);
p. 375: The Last Enchantment (Jesting With Chaos) (as ‘The Last Enchantment’ only, on contents page);
p. 387: ‘To Rescue Tanelorn…’;
p. 421: ‘Introduction To The French Omnibus Edition Of Elric (non-fiction);
pp. 425/426: Acknowledgements pages.

Elric: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate
12th September, 2013;
original price:  £8·99;
xxiv + 327 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11360-2;
cover artist:  Michael Whelan;

illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Michael Chabon.

A collection of one novel plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

(+ later reprint[s], £9·99)
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: Foreword (non-fiction) by Michael Chabon;
p. 3: ‘Introduction To The AudioRealms Version Of The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate (as ‘AudioRealms Introduction’ only, on contents page);
p. 9: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate;
p. 179: ‘The Dreaming City’;
p. 219: ‘A Portrait In Ivory’ (as ‘Portrait In Ivory’ only, on contents page);
p. 233: ‘While The Gods Laugh’;
p. 271: ‘The Singing Citadel’;
p. 227: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy: 3. Figures Of Faust (non-fiction) (as ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (3)’ on contents page);
p. 322: ‘Elric: A Personality At War’ (non-fiction) by Adrian Snook;
p. 325: ‘The Age Of The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
pp. 326/327: Acknowledgements pages.

Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress And Other Stories
14th November, 2013;
original price:  £9·99;
xxiv + 404 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-11388-6;
cover artist:  Chris Achilleos;

illustrated by James Cawthorn;
foreword by Walter Mosley.

A collection of one Elric novel plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (not all of which is related directly to the Elric Saga; see below)…

(+ later reprint[s])
Copyright page states “Revised versions”, but should be more accurately ‘Versions contain minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
p. xixContents page;
pp. xx/xxi: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. xxiiiDedication page;
p. 1: ‘My Eternal Champion’ (non-fiction) by Michael Chabon;
p. 3: ‘The Eternal Champion’;
p. 65: ‘The Greater Conqueror’;
p. 115: ‘Earl Aubec Of Malador: Outline For A Series Of Four Fantasy Novels’ (as ‘Earl Aubec Of Malador’ only, on contents page);
p. 125: The Sleeping Sorceress;
p. 295: ‘The Stone Thing: A Tale Of Strange Parts’ (as ‘The Stone Thing’ only, on contents page);
p. 299: ‘Sir Milk-and-Blood’;
p. 309: ‘The Roaming Forest: A Tale Of The Red Archer’ (as ‘The Roaming Forest’ only, on contents page);
p. 337: ‘The Flaneur Des Arcades De L’Opera’;
p. 389: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy: 4. Conclusion (non-fiction) (as ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (4)’ on contents page);
pp. 400/401: ‘The Age Of The Young Kingdoms’ (map) (not on contents page) by Cawthorn;
pp. 403/404: Acknowledgements pages.

(To be continued…)