The Transformation Of Miss Mavis Ming
London: W.H. Allen, 1977 (February 14th) hardcover;
sub-titled “A Romance Of The End Of Time” on title page (only);
original price: £3·50;
cover artist: Rodney Matthews;
no American edition (by this title).
The Transformation Of Miss Mavis Ming is an expansion of the 1976 novella ‘Constant Fire’, and a supplementary volume to what is probably Moorcock’s best-loved trilogy, ‘The Dancers At The End Of Time’. It was retitled (in the U.S.A.) as A Messiah At The End Of Time (1978), and was collected (as Messiah…) in Tales From The End Of Time (1989) with the Legends From The End Of Time collection, later also appearing (revised and title-reverted as Constant Fire) in the Legends From The End Of Time omnibus (1993) and Behold The Man And Other Stories (1994) as well as a 2014 expanded edition of the Legends… omnibus this time called (but not to be confused with the original) Tales From The End Of Time (q.v.).
N.B.: The Transformation Of Miss Mavis Ming has occasionally been referred to in some ‘By The Same Author’ listings with the sub-title “Return Of The Fireclown”. It is by no means a sequel to The Fireclown (1965), but does feature a reprise of that book’s title character (whilst Mavis Ming first appeared in another novel, Somewhere In The Night [a.k.a. The Chinese Agent], in 1966).