‘The Tale Of The Eternal Champion’

The Tale Of The Eternal Champion

London: Millennium hardcovers & trade-paperbacks and Millennium/Orion mass-sized paperbacks, 14 volumes, 1992–’98;
“New Omnibus Editions, revised and with new introductions by the author”

Listed below in order of publication

(Click here for American editions,
Stone Mountain/Clarkston, GA: White Wolf hardcovers & trade-sized paperbacks, 15 volumes, 1994–2000)

12th November1992
Corum;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

an omnibus containing three Corum Jhaelen Irsei novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
iv + 393 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-029-8;

states “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £9·99;
iv + 393 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-030-1.
1996 (February 5th) mass-sized paperback;
as Corum: The Coming Of Chaos on title page;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 486 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-314-9 (0-75280-277-1 on copyright page);
contains
(further) minor textual amendments;
reprinted Gollancz (2001).

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Knight Of The Swords (as The First Book Of Corum: The Knight Of The Swords on title page);
p. 149: The Queen Of The Swords (as The Second Book Of Corum: The Queen Of The Swords on title page);
p. 269: The King Of The Swords (as The Third Book Of Corum: The King Of The Swords on title page).

8th April, 1993
The Dancers At The End Of Time;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve
;

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

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
iv + 538 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-035-2
;
states “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
iv + 538 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-036-0.
Orion, 1996 (October 7th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 664 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-617-3;
contains
(further) minor textual amendments.

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 7: An Alien Heat (as The Beginning: An Alien Heat on title page);
p. 147: The Hollow Lands (as The Middle: The Hollow Lands on title page);
p. 291: The End Of All Songs (as The End: The End Of All Songs on title page).

19th May, 1993
Elric Of Melniboné;
cover artist:  Robert Gould
;

illustrated by Jim Cawthorn;
an omnibus containing revisions of (pretty much) the entire first half of the primary Elric saga (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
viii + 548 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-037-9
.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
viii + 548 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-038-7.
Orion, 1996 (June 10th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
viii + 690 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-632-7;
contains
minor textual amendments;
reprinted Gollancz (2001).

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. vi/vii: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. 1: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 131: The Fortress Of The Pearl;
p. 313: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate*;
p. 451: ‘The Dreaming City’*;
p. 481: ‘While The Gods Laugh’*;
p. 515: ‘The Singing Citadel’*.

* Includes new chapter titles, added for these omnibuses but later dispensed with.

11th November, 1993
Earl Aubec And Other Stories;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

illustrated by James Cawthorn (uncredited: title page);
a collection of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
xii + 591 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-047-6
;
states “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
xii + 591 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-048-4.
Orion, 1997 (December 1st) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
xii +700 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-912-1;
contains
(further) minor textual amendments.

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. xi: Contents page;
p. 1: “1: The Beginning” (as “1. The Beginning” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 3: ‘Earl Aubec’;
p. 16: ‘Jesting With Chaos’;
p. 26: ‘The Greater Conqueror’;
p. 63: “2: The Middle” (as “2. The Middle” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 65: ‘Going Home’;
p. 79: ‘Hanging The Fool’;
p. 96: ‘Consuming Passion’;
p. 104: ‘Wolf’;
p. 110: ‘Environment Problem’;
p. 119: ‘The Opium General’;
p. 127: ‘A Dead Singer’;
p. 145: ‘The Lovebeast’;
p. 155: ‘The Ruins’;
p. 163: The Golden Barge: A Fable (as The Golden Barge only, on contents page);
p. 283: ‘The Deep Fix’;
p. 332: ‘The Real Life Mr Newman (Adventures Of The Dead Astronaut)’ (as ‘The Real Life Mr Newman’ only, on contents page);
p. 364: ‘Good-bye, Miranda’ (as ‘Goodbye, Miranda’, on contents page);
p. 367: ‘Islands’;
p. 383: “3: Some Reminiscences Of The 3rd Word War” (as “Some Reminiscences Of The Third World War” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 385: ‘Casablanca: An Episode In The Third World War’ (as ‘Casablanca’ only, on contents page);
p. 404: ‘Going To Canada’;
p. 414: ‘Leaving Pasadena’;
p. 431: ‘Crossing Into Cambodia’;

p. 447: ‘Mars’;
p. 461: ‘The Frozen Cardinal’;
p. 471: ‘Peace On Earth’ (with Barrington Bayley) (as ‘Peace On Earth’ only, on contents page);
p. 481: “The End” (as “3. The End” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 483: ‘The Mountain’;
p. 493: ‘The Time Dweller’;
p. 509: ‘Escape From Evening’;
p. 534: ‘Waiting For The End Of Time…’;
p. 545: “And Somewhere Else” (as “… And Somewhere Else” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 547: ‘The Stone Thing: A Tale Of Strange Parts’ (as ‘The Stone Thing’ only, on contents page);
p. 551: ‘The Last Call’;
p. 555: ‘My Life’;
p. 559: ‘The Museum Of The Future: Homage To H G Wells And The Time Machine, 1895’ (as ‘The Museum Of The Future’ only, on contents page);
p. 565: “And Another Beginning…” (as “… And Another Beginning…” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 567: ‘To Rescue Tanelorn…’.

14th December1993
Count Brass;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

illustrated by Jim Cawthorn (map);
an omnibus containing three Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £15·99;
x + 340 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-049-2;
states “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
x + 340 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-050-6.
1998 (September 21st) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
x + 440 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-720-5;
contains
(further) minor textual amendments (+ revised map).

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. vii/ix: ‘The World Of The Dark Empire’ (map) by Jim Cawthorn;
p. 1: Count Brass;
p. 113: The Champion Of Garathorm (sub-titled The Second Book Of The Chronicles Of Castle Brass on title page);
p. 227: The Quest For Tanelorn.

(To be continued…)