Moorcock's Miscellany
Go Back   Moorcock's Miscellany

What's going on in the Q&A forum?

London Peculiar Contest #2: LIP ORACLE DUNNO
By Whiskers at Mar 5 2012 - 02:48
London Peculiar
Courtesy of the generous folk at PM Press, we have three copies of Michael Moorcock's new book, London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning the second copy we want you to do submit a list of as many unique words (of two or more letters) you can find in the words 'London Peculiar'. The entry received by the closing date with the highest score wins a copy of London Peculiar.

Valid words are those found in a single standard dictionary (e.g. British English; US English; French; German; Spanish etc) as long as the Roman alphabet is used. Only one dictionary can be used, so no British/US English intermixing or English plus French or the like.

More info can be found in the Q&A thread London Peculiar Contest #2: LIP ORACLE DUNNO

Good luck everyone.

London Peculiar Contest #1: HUNT THE MOORCOCK
By Whiskers at Feb 27 2012 - 02:55
Moorcock in the wild!
Courtesy of the generous folk at PM Press, we have three copies of Michael Moorcock's new book, London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning the first copy, we've devised a small 'scavenger hunt' style contest for you all. To enter, all you have to do is take a photograph of any of Mike's books 'in the wild', that is, on a shelf in a public space. For the purposes of this contest, 'public space' includes retail bookshops, second-hand bookshops, public libraries, etc. It does not include private homes and/or offices. All photographs must be taken within the duration of the contest.

More info can be found in the Q&A thread London Peculiar Contest #1: HUNT THE MOORCOCK.

Good luck and happy hunting!

London Peculiar - special preview
By David Mosley at Jan 8 2012 - 04:06
It is with great pleasure - and much gratitude to Mike and PM Press - that we're able to give everyone a special preview of Mike's forth-coming collection London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction by sharing Iain Sinclair's Introduction, 'The Man on the Stairs' with you all here first.

The Man on the Stairs: An Introduction to Michael Moorcock by Iain Sinclair

London Peculiar
In London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction, Michael Moorcock personally selects the best of his published, unpublished, and uncensored essays, articles, reviews, and opinions covering a wide range of subjects: books, films, politics, reminiscences of old friends, and attacks on new foes. Drawn from over fifty years of writing, including his most recent work from the pages of the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, along with obscure and now unobtainable sources, the pieces in London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction include:

* The first appearance in English of a review of R. Crumb’s Genesis (previously only available in French)
* A previously unpublished review of Angus Wilson’s No Laughing Matter
* An introduction to the online 'Paraxis' (not yet in print elsewhere)
* The first appearance in English of the Introduction to Titus Alone (previously only available in German)
* A 2008 review (now unavailable) of Alan Wall’s Sylvie’s Riddle
* An introduction to Barrington Bayley from a now defunct site
* A previously unpublished review of Iain Sinclair’s The Falconer and Slow Chocolate Autopsy
* A forthcoming Introduction to Rudolf Nassauer’s The Hooligan

London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction will be published in the USA by PM Press and in the UK by Merlin Press in March 2012.

An ebook edition is currently available from the PM Press web site. (Other formats for the Kindle, etc. will be forthcoming.)

Multiversal e-Books
By Michael Moorcock at Dec 4 2011 - 09:20
I'm at the point of signing a big contract with Victor Gollancz (Orion) which ultimately will make pretty much all my books available as e-books in the UK. The process might be slower in the US but Titan will publish Bastable as e-books.

** UPDATE ** 1st February 2012:
I just signed the first of many contracts with Orion. This one will release minor works ONLY as e-books but the rest of my books (pretty much all of them apart from Mother London, King of the City, London Peculiar and the Pyat books) should be published in the UK from this year on and be available as e-books or paper.

King of the City released a Kindle eBook
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.

King of the City
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

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


Createspace and Amazon

Special Plea

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 - - 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.

Latest poll
Which of these characters would you put on your team or work force?
Elric of Melnibonè
Dorian Hawkmoon
Corum Jhaelen Ersei
Count Smiorgan Baldhead
Count Brass
Huillam d'Averc
Jermays the Crooked
Moonglum of Elwher
Captain Arturus Quire
Captain Cornelius
Jerry Cornelius
Mrs. Cornelius
Dyvim Slorm and/or Dyvim Tvar
Ernest Wheldrake
Prince Paul Gaynor von Minct or Gaynor the Damned
Ilian of Garathorm
Jack Karaquazian
Jagreen Lern
Karl Glogauer
The Knight in Black and Yellow and/or The Warrior in Jet and Gold
Manfred von Bek and/or Ulric von Bek
Colonel Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski
Baron Meliadus
Michael Kane
Michael Moorcock
Prince Nicholas (Kolya) Petroff
Oona von Bek
Oswald Bastable
Renark von Bek
Saxif D'Aan

Become a Member


Michael Moorcock

Home Page
Author Biography
The Q&A
Contact Policy
Reading List
Web articles/stories

The Miscellany

Image Hive
Media Hive
Buy Books

About Moorcock's Miscellany

Code of Conduct
Site History
Site Policies
Copyright Notice
Make a Donation


Search HOWTO
Google Search
Forum Search
Forum Tag Swarm
Image Search
Image Tag Swarm
Wiki Search
Random Wiki Page

Join us

Announcement emails
@MoorcocksMisc on Twitter
Jerry Cornelius on Facebook
RSS Feed

JAYDE DESIGN has a large selection of M.M. books and magazines for sale. Several hundred items, including many first editions, "Eternal Champion" omnibuses,
scarce 'New Worlds' issues, plus many other items...

For a full, printed for-sale list, or if you have specific wants, please e-mail:


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:48 AM.