Michael Moorcock is among the most influential British authors of fantasy, science fiction, and mainstream literature. His many novels include the Elric series, the Cornelius Quartet, Gloriana, Mother London, and King of the City. Moorcock has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, and British Science Fiction awards and is a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. As editor of the science-fiction magazine New Worlds, Moorcock was one of the progenitors of the experimental and controversial new-wave literary science-fiction movement. His nonfiction has appeared in many UK outlets, including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, and New Statesman. A member of the progressive rock band Hawkwind, Moorcock received a platinum disc for the album Warrior on the Edge of Time.
"A major novelist of enormous ambition." --Washington Post "The 17 stories in this collection demonstrate the breadth of scope and the excellence in storytelling of SF Grand Master and multigenre author Moorcock... Moorcock crosses genres, bends boundaries, and breaks rules as only a master storyteller can." --Library Journal "...Moorcock is a throwback to such outsized 19th-century novelistic talents as Dickens and Tolstoy." --Locus "[Moorcock] introduced me to the ridiculously powerful things that happen when you put a sophisticated, contemporary literary vocabulary at the service of a blackly grim high-fantasy imagination. A giant of the genre in every possible sense." --TIME Magazine "It is all quintessential Moorcock--a wild, fascinating batch of stories fairly balancing the fantastic and the nearly ordinary, and showcasing Moorcock's talent very well, thank you." --Booklist "...a handy, one-volume collection that serves as a superb introduction to the boundless imagination of this unique and fascinating author..." --Bookgasm "..something for everyone to love... This collection illustrates the breadth of Moorcock's talent. A long-overdue retrospective." --The Guardian