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Gollancz to publish the definitive Michael Moorcock

Gollancz Author: - September 7th, 2012
Acquisitions, Fantasy, Fiction, Michael Moorcock, Science Fiction, SF Gateway

Gollancz is to release the entire science fiction and fantasy back catalogue of Michael Moorcock, plus much of his literary fiction.

The two-year publishing project will launch in February 2013, with publication of Moorcock’s last three Elric novels, Daughter of Dreams, Destiny’s Brother and Son of the Wolf. The programme will go on to bring back all of the author’s genre works, including Hawkmoon, Corum, Von Bek and the Eternal Champion books. Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius novels will also be in the mix.

The books will be published as Gollancz print editions and as e-books from Gollancz’s online SF&F digital library SF Gateway.

The new books are “definitive editions, carefully prepared with the author and his longstanding friend, bibliographer and editor, John Davey”.

“The new versions will be particularly important to fans as they will present the Elric stories in a consistent internal chronological order together with associational material never previously published,” Gollancz said.

Moorcock said: “This new programme will make available many of my books which have been hard to obtain in any form and will now be available in both print and electronic form in newly revised definitive editions.”

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4 Responses to “Gollancz to publish the definitive Michael Moorcock”

  1. Chris Fowler says:

    This is very good news for readers around the world. Michael Moorcock’s work is very varied and immensely influential. It will be good to see all of it in print and e-book form in revised editions. There are probably few other people in the sf/fantasy field whose work, both as an author and as an editor, have been as important for the development of the field – and, frankly, for developments much more widely in fiction and the wider culture – as Michael Moorcock. As editor of New Worlds, he had a huge beneficial and, indeed, radicalising, effect on many people, particularly those of us who “came of age” in the sixties. What he did then, and since, remains just as relevant and essential today. Bravo Gollancz, and Bravo Michael Moorcock!

  2. Stefan says:

    Hooray! :) )

  3. Mark Hodder says:

    Confused. “The new versions will be particularly important to fans as they will present the Elric stories in a consistent internal chronological order … ” Yet DAUGHTER OF DREAMS is published first and is very obviously not the debut Elric adventure (in it, he references past novels, such as THE FORTRESS OF THE PEARL).

    • Marcus Marcus says:

      Ah, yes. It’s always hard to put all of the complicated bits in an announcement. The three Elric novels which are out now will be collected as the 7th Elric omnibus towards the end of the programme. So the 7 Elric volumes will then contain everything. But as they hadn’t been properly published in the UK before, Mike wanted to make them available here as individual books.

      Hope that makes sense!
      Marcus

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