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The Final Programme + Q&A with Michael Moorcock at BFI Southbank (10th August)
By Sir John Barbic... at Jul 5 2010 - 12:46
Michael Moorcock's fast moving futuristic update of the thrilling adventure tales of yesteryear.

10 Aug / 20:30 / NFT1

The Final Programme film poster
Pulp novelist, sci-fi pioneer and sometime member of Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock has written scores of subversive, groundbreaking cult books but tonight's film is a rare example of a big screen adaptation – don't miss this chance to see it. Jon Finch is terrific as hip, party-hungry adventurer Jerry Cornelius, troubled by the recent passing of his father but reluctantly on the hunt for the mysterious 'Final Programme': dad’s design for the perfect self-replicating human. Meanwhile, his sister is missing and his drugged-up brother holds fierce dominion over the house where the missing microfilm is supposedly located. Somehow Jerry has to get his head together, and deal with gorgeous, icily seductive Miss Bruner (Jenny Runacre) – who's also after the design. Terrific performances all round in this fast-moving, futuristic update of the thrilling adventure tales of yesteryear, with an unmissable supporting turn from a cigar-chomping Sterling Hayden.

Priority booking for August screenings is available to BFI Members from 11.30am on Tuesday 6 July.
Public booking for August opens on Tuesday 13 July.

We're hoping that members of Moorcock's Miscellany who are able to make it to the screening/Q&A will be able to meet up with Mike afterwards, though this remains to be confirmed at present. Keep an eye on the Moorcock at the BFI discussion thread for further annoucements!

British Film Institute

Mongoose Latest News: Classic Moorcock RPGs on
By Sir John Barbic... at Jul 2 2010 - 01:31
Mongoose Publishing is happy to announce an agreement with Chaosium to publish classic Michael Moorcock RPG materials for sale as PDFs on You can find them under Classic Moorcock.

Black Sword expansion for Stormbringer RPG Stormbringer 4th Edition RPG Shattered Isle expansion for Stormbringer RPG

There are lots of classic books now available again, such as Atlas of the Young Kingdoms, Stormbringer, The Shattered Isle and much more. Whether you are a player of the older games or looking for more source material for Mongoose’s own forthcoming and updated Elric of Melniboné (due for release August 2010), you can bag some handy bargains that are bound to enthrall any Moorcock fan.

Join the Q&A Forum discussion thread about this announcement.

Original Simonson Elric for Auction to benefit Gene Colan!
By Reinart der Fuchs at Jun 24 2010 - 11:10
Elric sketch by Walter Simonson

Hero Initiative; benefiting Gene Colan!

Walter Simonson says, "I wanted to let you know that a copy of Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer is up on eBay for auction. It's being auctioned to benefit Gene Colan, a comics artist who's had some tough times recently. I've done a drawing of Elric on the inside front cover, and Mike and I are both going to sign the book before sending it to whomever wins the auction. The listing isn't very clear about that I'm afraid, but I did want to make sure that the Multiverse folks knew about it."

Looks like a variant of The Rose's sword Swift Thorn. This is the Gene Colan of Daredevil and Howard the Duck fame.

Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer

"This AMAZING Walter Simonson original was created specifically for benefit of Gene Colan, as he continues to deal with multiple health issues.

Quoth the Simonson:

"This is drawn on the inside front cover of the collected edition of Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer by Michael Moorcock and Walter Simonson."

This auction is presented by The Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic creators in medical or financial need. Your winning bid is tax deductible. For more information, call 626-676-6354, or visit

For more Gene Colan auctions, you can also visit:"

Also for auction is this tasty Thor, Iron Man, Hulk trio:

Thor | Iron Man | Hulk

Quoth the Simonson:

"Here's a scan of the drawing I did for Gene: Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. The Hulk is riding a vehicle based on one Art Adams drew in our issues of the FF years ago."

"The art is pen and ink on a 14 x17 sheet of 74 lb. Paris Bleedproof Paper for Pens."

Terraphiles update
By Michael Moorcock at Jun 24 2010 - 09:05
Editor Justin seems to like it a lot. Now we're going over the manuscript mostly checking for when Doctor or Amy aren't quite in character (remember I wrote it from a few hints and had no chance to see the Matt and Karen episodes (saw one just before I delivered it) and no hint as to what is becoming intriguing development which also has resonances with my own Dream Quest stuff.

Then it has to be approved by BBC Cardiff... Not a lot of time to get it into production now! But it should go off to Cardiff next week. I need to do some expansion exactly where my instincts told me to expand (but I was already 20,000 words over contract expectations).

The Terraphiles are coming! Release date announced
By Reinart der Fuchs at Jun 11 2010 - 09:38
Moorcock's Miscellany is honored to announce Michael Moorcock's new Doctor Who novel THE COMING OF THE TERRAPHILES! This exciting new novel is brought to you by BBC Books and is to be released October 28, 2010. Click the image on the left to see a larger version of this brilliant cover. You can learn more about this publication by reading the BBC Press Release (in PDF format). Don't forget to preorder! Moorcock's Miscellany does not sell books, but we get a small commission from each of the sellers below that goes toward the upkeep of this site.

* Email Jayde Design to request this title or to obtain a catalog.

* Buy Doctor Who: Coming Of Terraphiles from amazon US.

* Buy Doctor Who: Coming Of Terraphiles from amazon UK.

For more details on the sellers above visit our Buy Books page.

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Michael Moorcock Keynote Speaker at Mervyn Peake Centenary Conference July 2011
By Sir John Barbic... at Jun 10 2010 - 20:12
Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference

An international conference hosted by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Chichester and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

15th and 16th July 2011 Chichester, UK

Keynote Speakers include: Joanne Harris | Michael Moorcock | Peter Winnington | Colin Manlove | Farah Mendlesohn | Sebastian Peake

This conference and related events to mark the centenary of Peake’s birth on 9th July include exhibitions of his paintings and illustrations in Chichester (Peake lived in nearby Burpham while writing the Gormenghast books, and is buried there) This is also the publication date of Titus Awakes, Maeve Gilmore’s conclusion of her husband’s Gormenghast sequence. The conference will celebrate, explore and discuss the many facets of Peake’s rich ceativity, including his work as fantasy novelist, children’s writer, playwright, poet, writer of nonsense verse, artist and illustrator (both of his own books and classics such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Hunting of the Snark, the Alice books, Treasure Island and the Grimms’ Household Tales).

University of Chichester

Mervyn Peake Centenary Events in Chichester
July, 2011 University of Chichester
o A conference entitled “Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition” to be held in the University of Chichester on 15/16th July 2011, to mark Peake’s 100th birthday and the publication of Titus Awakes, Maeve Gilmore’s conclusion, as she envisaged it, of her husband’s Titus Groan or Gormenghast trilogy. Further details and a Call for Papers for this conference—organised by the University in association with the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy—to follow shortly.
o Speakers to include Joanne Harris, Michael Moorcock, Peter Winnington, Colin Manlove and Sebastian Peake.
o At least two exhibitions of Peake’s illustrative works to be held in and around Chichester concurrently with the conference
Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

Call for Papers: Mervyn Peake Centenary Conference

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