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Q for Mike: Title Change

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  • Q for Mike: Title Change

    Taking advice from Mr. Mosley in another thread, I'd like to ask you, Mike, if you can spare a moment to let me in on the reason for the title change of The Sleeping Sorceress to The Vanishing Tower. The latter is the edition I read in the late 70's.
    Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

    ~Henry David Thoreau

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    Not sure if it was Mike's decision or DAW's, but the title was changed during the reissue/reorganisation of the Elric books in the 70s (as I'm sure you're aware). Just to confuse British readers, the book was reissued by Granada under that title in the early 80s before they republished the whole series as per the DAW editions a few years later.
    'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

    Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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    • #3
      Cheers Marca. Nope, I wasn't aware of any of the info you've provided. Appreciate it.
      Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

      ~Henry David Thoreau

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      • #4
        And the supplementary question is....

        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

          ~Henry David Thoreau

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          • #6
            Originally posted by David Mosley View Post
            And the supplementary question is....

            Oh, that Mike, he's soooooo complicated!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kesto View Post
              Originally posted by David Mosley View Post
              And the supplementary question is....

              Oh, that Mike, he's soooooo complicated!
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • #8
                Ask a question . . . get a dadaist answer. I've been served.
                Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                ~Henry David Thoreau

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                  Ask a question . . . get a dadaist answer. I've been served.
                  BTW, this was not intended as an insult of any kind. I'm a big fan of the dadaists.
                  Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                  ~Henry David Thoreau

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