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  • colinabrett
    Moonbeam Traveller
    • May 2021
    • 1

    Greetings from Peterborough, UK

    Hi All,

    I used to be a member years ago but drifted away. I may have been sailing on the Seas of Fate for a little too long. Then Facebook shenanigans drew me back to these forums. I've been lurking for a while and have just plucked up courage to post here.

    May I ask a favour?

    I've been reading the Eternal Champion stories since my twenties (bit of a late starter, sorry) and have read Elric, Hawkmoon, Jerry Cornelius, Dancers at the End of Time, among others. I know of Corum and some of Mr Moorcock's later works (like Dreamthief's Daughter).

    So I call on the member of this board to ask: what should I get my teeth into next?

    I hope to hear from you through this board or the FB groups.

    Regards,
    Colin
  • postodave
    Citizen of Tanelorn
    • Jul 2011
    • 245

    #2
    A couple of more recent works to try
    1. Dr Who - Coming of the Terraphiles - this is Mike's shot at a Dr Who novel. It is more that the Doctor is invited into Mike's world than Mike going into Dr Who - and sadly Captain Jack Harkness was wanted for other purposes and had to be replaced. It starts out as a pastiche of P G Woodhouse set in a future world where such things are emulated and grows into full on space opera. Written early in the 11th Doctor era so the feel was not quite there to take onboard. It's an enjoyable rop
    2. The Whsipering Swarm - Moorcock's fictional biograpy. It tells the story of the young Michael Moorcock and his life in this world and others.
    I am fairly local to you by the way. Grantham.

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    • Rothgo
      Champion of the Unbalanced
      • Aug 2006
      • 6656

      #3
      I'd go for The Warhound and the World's Pain. A one-off really, not especially connected to any series, or even the EC really. There are connections of course but that's not the crux of the tale nor the characters. Or Gloriana, for much the same reasons.

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      • EverKing
        Eternal Companion
        • Jan 2004
        • 947

        #4
        I'll second Rothgo's suggestions. Warhound, in particular, really opens the door so make sense of a number of later EC tales through the introduction of the von Beks although it is otherwise a stand-alone. Also one of the best (and among my personal favorites).
        "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
        --Thomas a Kempis

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        • Pietro_Mercurios
          Eternal Champion
          • Oct 2004
          • 5796

          #5
          To follow after, The Warhound and the World's Pain, I recommend, The Brothel in Rosenstrasse. Which continues the von Beck, saga. I read it during a cycling, camping, tour of the hunebedden (neolithic chambered tombs in the North East of the Netherlands). Sitting on some sunny cafe terrace or other, drinking Grolsch and eventually reading the book from start to finish. It's a memorable read.

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