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Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Released for Kindle
By Reinart der Fuchs at Aug 11 2011 - 20:45
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan

Edited by Brent Millis
Kindle ebook: $9.99
Print version: TBA

The earth shook. The waters rose. Japan cried out...

And we listened. After the devastating earthquake, people from all over the world have found ways to help, and Kizuna: Fiction For Japan is one that is new and unique.

Kizuna: Fiction for Japan is a mixed-genre anthology of short fiction, most of it 1000 words or under. It boasts internationally-known authors like Michael Moorcock, Ken Asamatsu, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, John Shirley, Shinya Gaku, Vittorio Catani, Robert M. Price, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and Alvin Pang; genre-authors like Bradley Sands, Jason Wuchenich, Andersen Prunty, and Garrett Cook; and independent authors like Trent Zelazny and Glynn Barrass. An astonishing 76 authors answered the call to help and approximately ninety percent of it is
original work written specifically for this anthology. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to helping orphans in the disaster-devastated areas of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima via the NPO, Smile Kids Japan.

Smile Kids Japan

Smile Kids Japan and Living Dreams (NPOs / social benefit organizations) are working together on Smiles and Dreams, a program to help the orphanages in the worst affected prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate. From helping with immediate needs, to setting up long term programs to empower the children to dream again and help them realize their goals, Smiles and Dreams is a grassroots project that gets the money directly to those in need.

From the editor's introduction:
“I turned to my friends in the writing community. Would they contribute? Sure they would! Soon I had ten authors. Then twenty. Thirty... Author friends of author friends were submitting. Authors from Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, France, America, the UK, Australia and Canada all stepped forward. I was stunned. Even now, as corny as it sounds, the gratitude I feel at their selfless desire to help makes me very misty-eyed.”

Please help spread the word of Kizuna, a word that means "bond" in Japanese, and create your own bond with the people of Japan.

For more information on the anthology, a list of stories, and ways to help with the disaster in
Japan, visit:


Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) US EDITION

Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) UK EDITION


US Ebook

UK Ebook


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Please help us sell more books! Please tweet, Facebook, email and spread this news across the entire Internet.
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to the website where they can get all the information they need to purchase the book for the Kindle, and learn when this fine
anthology goes to print.

Elric: The Balance Lost
By Rothgo at Jul 21 2011 - 05:46
Elric: The Balance Lost
Elric: The Balance Lost

Well, it's finally hit the newstands! Elric: The Balance Lost is now on sale, no doubt at all good comic stores near you.

As is fairly immediately apparent, there's a lot more than just Elric in here: a good four champions in issue one: who knows how many before we get to the end of the first series run of 12 issues?!

You can read the prequel comic free online at

No doubt many more threads on this new comic will be created as we go along but, as yet, there's a catch-all thread for discussing this release in the Q&A forum here, or you can vote in the miscellany poll regarding the 1st issue cover varients here.

Congratulations to Chris, Francesco and all at Boom!

The Moorcock Cup 2011
By Rothgo at May 7 2011 - 01:48
The Moorcock Cup
The Moorcock Cup 2011

Greetings sports fans... well, that 'time out' from last season lasted a little longer than we planned but here, at last and by popular demand - you were demanding it weren't you? - is the return of the Moorcock Cup (Chalice/Grail) for 2011!

The cup announcement can be found here, including a detailed description of what we're up to this year.

You'll need to get your skates on: Round One is already underway and the voting has started!

Thin Reflections Competition
By David Mosley at May 6 2011 - 05:27

To commemorate the publication of Graeme K. Talboy's new novel, Thin Reflections - the first in a new series of Cornelius-related novels authorised by Michael Moorcock - Moorcock's Miscellany is pleased to announce a competition to win a copy of Thin Reflections signed by Mr Talboys.

Thin Reflections

All you have to do is answer the following question and email your entry, clearly marked "Cornelius Competition" in the Subject, to by the 27th May 2011. Please include your name and address so if you win we know who/where to send the prize to.

And the question is:
They seek him here; they seek him there... Where might Jerry Cornelius have been in August 1911?
For those whose knowledge of all thing Cornelius isn't encyclopaedic (for shame!) it may be behove you to have access to a copy of the Quartet to assist your investigations.

This competition is open to all members of Moorcock's Miscellany, worldwide, with the exception of the Site Administrators. All correct answers received by the end of 27th May 2011 (local time) will be put in a hat and a winner will be picked at random. (In the event that there are no correct answers then a sweepstake will be held based on all entries received before the deadline.) We will announce the winner here. The judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into, no purchase necessary, yadda yadda yadda.

Q&A Forum Thread: Graeme K Talboys' new Cornelius sequence

David Harvey's Focus on Economic Change
By Michael Moorcock at Apr 29 2011 - 21:39
David Harvey
For many years I have been a fan of David Harvey's work. He and I are the two characters in an early short story of mine The Mountain and he had some pieces (fiction and non fiction) in NEW WORLDS. We met in Sweden in 1960, mutual fans of Mervyn Peake. His political insights and arguments always strongly influenced my own and I believe his book The Condition of Post Modernity the absolute best on the subject. He's a tremendously good speaker (see his lectures on YouTube) and one of the brightest people I know. If you're not familiar with his progressive analysis of our current plight and how we could get out of it by favouring the poorer rather than the richest classes, this piece in today's Independent might be of interest:
Official blog:

Cover for London Peculiar
By Allan K at Feb 24 2011 - 22:39
London Peculiar
Here's the cover. Linda took the photo in Paris last summer, and the cover design is by John Yates.

Q&A London Peculiar news thread

Mike and Linda on Harlan Ellison
By Tom Murphy at Feb 8 2011 - 07:01
Harlan Ellision
The latest edition of eI, an e-fanzine published by Earl Kemp, is a tribute to Harlan Ellision, "on the occasion of his being named recipient of the 2011 Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction by the University of California, Riverside." It contains the following pieces:
Q&A Announcement Thread

Surgery successful!
By Rick Klaw at Jan 13 2011 - 10:17
Medical news
I just got off the phone with Linda. Mike's procedure went exactly as expected and he is currently resting post-surgery.

Knowing Mike, I'm sure he'll be on here in the next few days with his own announcement.


Q&A Announcement Thread

By Michael Moorcock at Jan 12 2011 - 13:31
Medical news
Cheers, everyone. I go in at some awful time tomorrow morning and should be home by evening sans toes. Yes it's (breaks into song) Toot toot tootsies goodbye! Toot toot tootsies don't cry...
I have great doctors (cheers Jonny Sonic) -- my woundcare guy was doing all he could to save the toes when I was telling him to sign off on them. With luck this should be the last of it.
The support I've had from everyone has been amazing and there's no way of thanking you all enough.

Surgery scheduled for Thursday
By Michael Moorcock at Jan 10 2011 - 21:59
Medical news
I'm scheduled to have the surgery Thursday. There's a rumour, apparently, I'm losing my whole foot. Not so. Just the rest of my toes. Which are useless now anyway. I, too, am mostly concerned about liking the dream gurneys so much I won't want to leave them...

Any further surgery would be my leg below the knee coming off, which is why the toes are coming off to stop the 'rocket effect' of infection travelling rapidly up the bone and infecting the rest of me. Bone's now exposed, putting me in the danger zone. So it needs to be done as quickly as my doc can fit me in. I like the guy a lot and trust him to do a good job. The last balls up wasn't his fault but an OR nurse's. Linda's asked him to supervise the bandaging and he's promised to do so.

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