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Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock is one of the most important figures in British SF and Fantasy literature. The author of many literary novels and stories in practically every genre, his novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Whitbread and Guardian Fiction Prize. In 1999, he was given the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award; in 2001, he was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame; and in 2007, he was named a SFWA Grandmaster.

Michael Moorcock is also a musician who has performed since the seventies with his own band, the Deep Fix; and, as a member of the prog rock band, Hawkwind, won a gold disc. His tenure as editor of New Worlds magazine in the sixties and seventies is seen as the high watermark of SF editorship in the UK, and was crucial in the development of the SF New Wave. Michael Moorcock’s literary creations include Hawkmoon, Corum, Von Bek, Jerry Cornelius and, of course, his most famous character, Elric. He has been compared to, among others, Balzac, Dumas, Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming, J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard. Although born in London, he now splits his time between homes in Texas and Paris.


Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this week (in this very cosy reading nook)..

LucyThe Final Empire (Mistborn Book One) by Brandon Sanderson

AmyThe Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

MarcusThe Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

Charlie – H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Gillian – Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris

Darren – … More

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Gollancz to publish first major Michael Moorcock novel in almost ten years

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to THE WHISPERING SWARM and two sequels by Michael Moorcock.  Named by The Times as one of the best English writers since 1945, the influential writer has won comparisons to, among others, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming and J.R.R. Tolkien.

In his first full novel in almost ten years, Michael Moorcock returns to the city of his childhood and one of his most successful recurring … More

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Gollancz Friday Reads

As another week comes to a close, it’s time to check out what Team Gollancz will be reading this weekend . . .

Harriet – Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Darren  – The House of War and Witness by Mike, Linda and Louise Carey

Marcus – Elric: The Moonbeam Roads by Michael Moorcock

Gillian – The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

Simon – Introducing SF edited by Brian W. Aldiss

Emily – Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Charlie – The … More

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Friday Reads: The Michael Moorcock Collection

This week, our Friday Reads is a little bit different; John Davey, editor of the Michael Moorcock Collection, explains what is making these editions unique.

As editor of the Michael Moorcock Collection, I’ve been asked by Gollancz and the SF Gateway to talk a little bit about the project.I was, in fact, asked some months ago, but until recently hadn’t been inspired enough to do so. I felt that I lacked an angle from … More

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On the tenth day of Geekmas…

It’s the tenth day of Christmas, but I can’t quote the traditional song as that would give away the answer to the really quite tricky competition question. So fill in the gaps yourselves.

Anyway, on the tenth day of Christmas we’re celebrating The Michael Moorcock Collection, our herculean effort to reprint all of Mike’s genre work in definitive and newly edited editions. Ably overseen by his official bibliographer, John Davey, we currently have 16 volumes in print, with another dozen … More

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