Elric of Melniboné (novel)

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An Elric novel by Michael Moorcock, telling the origin of Elric, the last Emperor of Melniboné, and how he found Stormbringer. First published in 1972.

In the US it was retitled (without authorisation) as The Dreaming City by Lancer/Magnum Books, where it also suffered unauthorised edits.[1] It was eventually published in its original format under the original title by DAW Books in 1977, where it was classified as the first book in DAW's issuing of the revised Elric Saga.

Publishing History (UK)

  • Hardcover, Hutchinson, 191pp., ISBN: 0-09-112100-6, 4 Sept 1972
  • Mass Market Paperback, Arrow, 192pp., ISBN: 0-09-907790-6, 1973. Further editions with new covers followed in 1975, 1979 and 1983
  • Mass Market Paperback, Grafton, 192pp., ISBN: 0-586-20326-5, 1989, Cover by Michael Whelan

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Omnibus Publication (UK)

Publishing History (US)

  • Mass Market Paperback, Lancer, 1972, Cover by Charles Moll (Unauthorised edition) - as The Dreaming City
  • Mass Market Paperback, Magnum, 1975, Cover by Charles Moll (Unauthorised edition) - as The Dreaming City
  • Mass Market Paperback, DAW, ISBN: 0-87997-734-5, Oct 1976, Cover by Michael Whelan (Many printings)
  • Hardcover, Blue Star, 191pp., 1977, Illustrated by Robert Gould (also as signed limited edition)
  • Mass Market Paperback, Berkley, 181pp., ISBN: 0-425-09957-1, 1 Jul 1983, Cover by Robert Gould
  • Mass Market Paperback, Ace, 192pp., ISBN: 0-441-20398-1, 1987, Cover by Robert Gould
  • Mass Market Paperback, Ace, 192pp., ISBN: 0-441-20398-1, 1996, Cover by Robert Gould

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Omnibus Publication (US)

Notes

  1. Magnum Books were Lancer Books under a different name following financial difficulties.

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