By David Mosley at Aug 31 2011 - 06:31
Michael Moorcock's novel KING OF THE CITY has been released as an eBook for the Kindle by HarperCollins.
First published in 2000, King of the City is the follow-up novel to Moorcock's critically acclaimed 1988 novel, Mother London. Narrated by celebrity photographer and erstwhile rock star Dennis Dover - who could also be the grown-up version of the 'real' Jerry Cornelius from The Condition of Muzak, Moorcock's award-winning 1977 novel - King of the City charts a chaotic ride through London from the sixties to the end of the Twentieth century.
"Looking back over his upbringing in the inner city London area of Brookgate, Dover talks about his relationship with his beloved cousin Rosie and describes the unscrupulous rise to power of another cousin, John Barbican Begg. Through Dover's boozy, drug-hazed memoirs, Moorcock addresses the confused, corrupt, mythical and historic post-Diana London into which are woven local hard men, ex-boxers, South London music halls, rock and roll stars, lovers, ancestors and empire building corporate tyrants. In his vivid portrait of contemporary London, Moorcock conveys forcefully many of the city's mistakes and tragedies, yet never forgetting its often obscured but underlying magic." (Kirkus UK)
Read a preview of King of the City for Kindle
Buy King of the City for Kindle from Amazon US
Buy King of the City for Kindle from Amazon UK
By Reinart der Fuchs at Aug 11 2011 - 20:45
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: http://bit.ly/kizunacharity
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) US EDITION
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) UK EDITION
Createspace and Amazon
Please help us sell more books! Please tweet, Facebook, email and spread this news across the entire Internet.
It couldn't be easier. All you have to do is share this link - http://bit.ly/kizunacharity - that will send your friends
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.
By Rothgo at Jul 21 2011 - 05:46
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 http://www.elriccomic.com.
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!
By Rothgo at May 7 2011 - 01:48
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!
By David Mosley at May 6 2011 - 05:27
| IT'S COMPETITION TIME!!!
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.
All you have to do is answer the following question and email your entry, clearly marked "Cornelius Competition" in the Subject, to email@example.com 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
By Michael Moorcock at Apr 29 2011 - 21:39
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: http://davidharvey.org
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