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Breakfast in the Ruins and Other Stories The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock by Michael Moorcock
  

Breakfast in the Ruins and Other Stories The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock

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A captivating collection of stories that have the ability to conspire against and confound your thoughts and understanding. If you haven't previously read any of Michael Moorcock’s work, you can confidently begin here with some of his most significant tales, don’t forget to pack an open mind though as you step forth. The joy of this collection is that it’s incredibly diverse, however there are some linking stories and characters, plus the meaning of humanity and time does manage to stealthily weave it’s way through the pages. You may well discover a favourite story in this selection, it may surprise you though as to which one it turns out to be. This is a roller coaster of a ride, your brain on occasion will almost manage to catch up, then with another twist, it is thrown free and left again to wonder at the fantastic turn of Moorcock’s mind. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Michael Moorcock you might also like to read books by Mark Hodder, Christopher Priest and Richard Matheson.

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Breakfast in the Ruins and Other Stories The Best Short Fiction of Michael Moorcock by Michael Moorcock

From 'The Time Dweller' to 'Breakfast in the Ruins', the stories here are incredibly varied in their style, execution and subject matter.

About the Author

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 SFW A 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, Hawkw ind, won a gold disc. His tenure as editor of New Worlds magazine in the sixties and seventies is seen as the high w atermark 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. How ard. Although born in London, he now splits his time between homes in Texas and Paris.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th December 2014

Author

Michael Moorcock

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Author's Website

www.multiverse.org/

Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Short Story Collections

Science fiction
Short stories

ISBN

9780575115538

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