‘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
The Eternal Champion;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

an omnibus containing three Eternal Champion novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
iv + 530 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-025-5
.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
iv + 530 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-026-3.
1995 (August 7th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £5·99;
iv + 659 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-250-9;
contains minor textual amendments
;
reprinted Gollancz (2003).

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Eternal Champion (includes, on pp. 3/4, ‘Preface To The Revised Edition’);
p. 157: Phoenix In Obsidian;
p. 289: The Dragon In The Sword.

12th November1992
Hawkmoon;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

illustrated by “R.G.” (map);
an omnibus containing four Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
viii + 533 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-027-1
.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
viii + 533 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-028-X.
1995 (October 23rd) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
x + 646 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-85798-437-4;
contains minor textual amendments
;
reprinted Gollancz (2001).

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. vi/vii: ‘The World Of Dorian Hawkmoon’ (map) by “R.G.”;
p. 1: The Jewel In The Skull (as The First Book Of Hawkmoon: The Jewel In The Skull on title page);
p. 143: The Mad God’s Amulet (as The Second Book Of Hawkmoon: The Mad God’s Amulet on title page);
p. 273: The Sword Of The Dawn (as The Third Book Of Hawkmoon: The Sword Of The Dawn on title page);
p. 409: The Runestaff (as The Fourth Book Of Hawkmoon: The Runestaff on title page).

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).

11th March, 1993
A Nomad Of The Time Streams;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve
;

an omnibus containing three substantially expanded & revised Oswald Bastable novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
iv + 457 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-03
3-6.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
iv + 457 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-03
4-4.
Orion, 1996 (June 10th) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “A Scientific Romance” on title page;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 549 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-85798-488-X;
contains
minor textual amendments.

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Warlord Of The Air (as The First Adventure: The Warlord Of The Air on title page);
p. 157: The Land Leviathan (as The Second Adventure: The Land Leviathan on title page);
p. 299: The Steel Tsar (as The Third Adventure: The Steel Tsar on title page).

8th April, 1993
The Dancers At The End Of Time;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve
(click here to see uniform designs);
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.

10th June, 1993
The New Nature Of The Catastrophe;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve
;

an anthology of linked short fiction & non-fiction by Moorcock and others (both new and previously published) see below featuring the character Jerry Cornelius (amongst others).

Hardcover;
original price:  £14·99;
xii + 436 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-039-5 (-039-0 on copyright page)
.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
xii + 436 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-040-9
.
Orion, 1997 (March 3rd) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
xvi + 500 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-600-9
;
includes differing content (see below)…

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. viix: Contents pages;
p. xi‘Introduction To The Original Edition’ (i.e. The Nature Of The Catastrophe; non-fiction) by James Colvin (a.k.a. Michael Moorcock);
p. 1: ‘The Peking Junction’ by Moorcock;
p. 11: ‘The Delhi Division’ by Moorcock;
p. 20: ‘The Tank Trapeze’ by Moorcock;
p. 35: ‘The Ash Circus’ by M. John Harrison;
p. 49: ‘The Firmament Theorem’ by Brain W. Aldiss;
p. 65: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius: The English Assassin’ (as ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 1 & 2)’ on contents page) (graphic) by Moorcock, drawn by Mal Dean;
p. 71: ‘The Last Hurrah Of The Golden Horde’ by Norman Spinrad;
p. 89: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 3 & 4)’ by Moorcock & Harrison, drawn by Dean;
p. 95: ‘The Dodgem Decision’ by Moorcock;
p. 103: ‘The Nash Circuit’ by M. John Harrison;
p. 125: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 5 & 6)’ by Harrison, drawn by R. Glyn Jones;
p. 130: ‘Lines Of White On A Sullen Sea’ by Maxim Jakubowski;
p. 136: ‘The Anxiety In The Eyes Of The Cricket’ by James Sallis;
p. 143: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 7 & 8)’ by Moorcock & Harrison, drawn by Dean & R. Glyn Jones;
p. 148: ‘The End Of The Cycle’ by Langdon Jones;
p. 155: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 9 & 10)’ by Moorcock & Harrison, drawn by Dean & R. Glyn Jones;
p. 160: ‘The Nature Of The Catastrophe’ by Moorcock;
p. 168: ‘The Sunset Perspective: A Moral Tale’ (as ‘The Sunset Perspective’ only, on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 187: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 11 & 12)’ by Moorcock, drawn by Dean;
p. 191: ‘Sea Wolves’ by Moorcock;
p. 206: ‘Vootrekker: A Tale Of Empire’ (as ‘Vootrekker’ only, on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 225: ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Cornelius (Parts 13 & 14)’ by Moorcock, drawn by Dean;
p. 230: ‘The Flesh Circle’ by Harrison;
p. 245: ‘A Prayer To Men’ by Alex Krislov;
p. 252: ‘Dead Singers’ by Moorcock;
p. 256: ‘The Swastika Set-Up’ (as ‘The Swastika Setup’ on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 284: ‘The Longford Cup’ by Moorcock;
p. 295: ‘The Entropy Circuit’ by Moorcock;
p. 309: ‘Interlude: Miss Brunner And Jerry’ by Giles Gordon;
p. 310: ‘The Repossession Of Jerry Cornelius’ (non-fiction) by John Clute;
p. 317: ‘Niki Hoeky’ by Charles Partington;
p. 343: ‘Everything Blowing Up: An Adventure Of Una Persson, Heroine Of Space And Time’ (as ‘Everything Blowing Up’ only, on contents page) by Hilary Bailey;
p. 361: ‘The Entropy Tango (fragment)’, “Lyrics by Michael Moorcock, music by Pete Pavli and Michael Moorcock”;
p. 365: ‘The Murderer’s Song’ by Moorcock;
p. 385: ‘The Gangrene Collection’ by Moorcock;
p. 388: ‘The Romanian Question’ (as ‘The Roumanian Question’ on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 410: ‘Bruised Time’ by Simon Ings;
p. 418: ‘Epilogue: Jerry And Miss Brunner At The Beginning’ (first appearance) by Langdon Jones;
p. 424: ‘Jerry Cornelius: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction; first appearance) by John Davey;
p. 435/436: Copyright and Illustrators.

Contents (mass-p/b edition):-
p. vii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. xixiii: Contents pages;
p. xv‘Introduction To The Original Edition’ (i.e. The Nature Of The Catastrophe; non-fiction) by James Colvin (a.k.a. Michael Moorcock);
p. 1: ‘The Peking Junction’ by Moorcock;
p. 13: ‘The Delhi Division’ by Moorcock;
p. 24: ‘The Tank Trapeze’ by Moorcock;
p. 42: ‘The Ash Circus’ by M. John Harrison;
p. 59: ‘The Firmament Theorem’ by Brain W. Aldiss;
p. 78: ‘The Last Hurrah Of The Golden Horde’ by Norman Spinrad;
p. 100: ‘The Dodgem Decision’ by Moorcock;
p. 110: ‘The Nash Circuit’ by M. John Harrison;
p. 136: ‘Lines Of White On A Sullen Sea’ by Maxim Jakubowski;
p. 144: ‘The Anxiety In The Eyes Of The Cricket’ by James Sallis;
p. 154: ‘The End Of The Cycle’ by Langdon Jones;
p. 160: ‘The Nature Of The Catastrophe’ by Moorcock;
p. 170: ‘The Sunset Perspective: A Moral Tale’ (as ‘The Sunset Perspective’ only, on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 192: ‘Sea Wolves’ by Moorcock;
p. 211: ‘Vootrekker: A Tale Of Empire’ (as ‘Vootrekker’ only, on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 232: ‘The Flesh Circle’ by Harrison;
p. 250: ‘A Prayer To Men’ by Alex Krislov;
p. 259: ‘Dead Singers’ by Moorcock;
p. 264: ‘The Swastika Set-Up’ by Moorcock;
p. 297: ‘The Longford Cup’ by Moorcock;
p. 310: ‘The Entropy Circuit’ by Moorcock;
p. 327: ‘Interlude: Miss Brunner And Jerry’ by Giles Gordon;
p. 328: ‘The Repossession Of Jerry Cornelius’ (non-fiction) by John Clute;
p. 338: ‘Niki Hoeky’ by Charles Partington;
p. 370: ‘Everything Blowing Up: An Adventure Of Una Persson, Heroine Of Space And Time’ (as ‘Everything Blowing Up’ only, on contents page) by Hilary Bailey;
p. 395: ‘The Entropy Tango (fragment)’, “Lyrics by Michael Moorcock, music by Pete Pavli and Michael Moorcock”;
p. 399: ‘The Murderer’s Song’ by Moorcock;
p. 423: ‘The Gangrene Collection’ by Moorcock;
p. 427: ‘The Roumanian Question’ by Moorcock;
p. 454: ‘Bruised Time’ by Simon Ings;
p. 465: ‘Jerry And Miss Brunner At The Beginning’ by Langdon Jones;
p. 473: ‘All The Way Round Again or “The Enigma Windows”: An Echo From The Shadows’ (as ‘All The Way Round Again’ only, on contents page) by Moorcock;
p. 485: ‘Jerry Cornelius: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey;
p. 499/500: Copyright and Illustrators.

12th August1993
The Prince With The Silver Hand;
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano
;

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

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
iv + 361 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-0
41-7;
states “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
iv + 393 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-042-5.
Orion, 1997 (April 7th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 440 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-877-X;
contains
(further) minor textual amendments.

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Bull And The Spear;
p. 123: The Oak And The Ram;
p. 241: The Sword And The Stallion.

9th September, 1993
Legends From The End Of Time;
cover artist:  Mark Reeve
(click here to see uniform designs);
an omnibus of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

Hardcover (+ [possible] book-club ed.);
original price:  £14·99;
vi + 232 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-0
43-3;
seriously flawed edition, missing significant content.
Simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £10·99;
vi + 232 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-0
44-1;
equally flawed.
Orion, 1997 (June 2nd) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 404 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-6
49-1;
first restored edition
.

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1:  ‘Pale Roses’ (as ‘Pale-Roses’);
p. 43: ‘White Stars’;
p. 93: ‘Ancient Shadows’;
p. 171: Constant Fire (missing significant content);
p. 181: ‘Elric At The End Of Time’ (missing significant content).

Contents (first restored edition):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1:  ‘Pale Roses’ (sub-titled “Legend The First”);
p. 47: ‘White Stars’ (sub-titled “Legend The Second”);
p. 101: ‘Ancient Shadows’ (sub-titled “Legend The Third”);
p. 189: Constant Fire (sub-titled “Legend The Fourth”);
p. 349: ‘Elric At The End Of Time’ (sub-titled “Legend The Fifth”).

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…)