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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    Dee, now I understand why I can't draw my family tree (it's rather large with complications.) I can't draw for toffee and you obviously need an artistic leaning!

    Don't worry about it being a spoiler, it couldn't possibly make sense until you'd read the series unless you were... Who's it?... O'Bean?

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island
    That is bloody fantastic. Who drew it, Berry?
    I'm afraid that would be me. Very anal, but at the time it seemed very important. Quite a sad scene in the book though, so I hope the diagram doesn't spoil it for anyone. In theory it's a "spoiler", but I don't think it really clarifies anything. Chaos masquerading as Order. Sneaky, eh? :)

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  • xidrep
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    I swear to God my mother's stepmother was Mrs Cornelius: she even used to say:

    'Ere, Caff!' or 'Caffy' (Mum's name is Kathleen) all the time. She looked like Mrs C, too. Only she woz Souf o' the River, weren't she? Pie and mash, jellied eels.

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    That is bloody fantastic. Who drew it, Berry?

    Maybe we should submit it to Genes Reunited and see what evolves. I'm sure it would! :twisted:

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  • xidrep
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    Yeah! That's a lot like it...Cool. :)

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  • Whiskers
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    Originally posted by Perdix
    Sadly, I no longer have access to the convoluted document. It was indeed like a plate of spaghetti, or the swirling gyri and sulci of a tortured brain.
    One plate of spaghetti w/meat sauce. Order up!

    [broken link]
    Last edited by Rothgo; 04-24-2010, 05:06 AM.

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  • xidrep
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    Sadly, I no longer have access to the convoluted document. It was indeed like a plate of spaghetti, or the swirling gyri and sulci of a tortured brain. It was a remarkable effort: this was the girl who spent about a year painting an entire desk in the most intricate, psychedelic minutiae - much like the usual cover of that Jay wossname's 'Storming Heaven' - and used to see her dead Grandmother's face appearing in the shades and curves of a wall or a tree...an interesting mind. Raving Mad, of course. :lol:

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  • Mikey_C
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    Go on, be a devil!

    PS - My partner's doing this right now - I got her hooked with 'Von Bek' :twisted:

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    Actually, I'd be curious to see such a family tree. Wouldn't it look like a plate of spaghetti ? Or a street-plan of London ?

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  • Jeremiah
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    Re: Question

    Originally posted by Chaz
    Can I read The Dreamthief's Daughter before reading the Elric books?
    Well you could, but the Death Maggots of Fabled Yuggoth would crawl out of the pages, consume your eyes, and thence proceed to devour your naked, quivering brain.

    Damn. Too much Lvoecraft in my diet recently.

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  • xidrep
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    My ex-, K, a barking vet from Yorkshire, spent several long evenings sketching out the 'family tree' of the Cornelius series, and the Pyat canon, and the End of Time books...

    Crazy, man. Out there.

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    Yes, the stories are designed so that you can enter through any series, though it probably isn't a good idea to begin in the middle of, say, the Hawkmoon or Corum series and even the Elric series, though written in, as it were, disorder, are probably best read chronologically, but the current series, which is as much a von Bek series as it is an Elric series, works fine and I can't see anything wrong with beginning there. The Cornelius books, however, WERE designed so that you could enter the series through any of the books in the series.

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  • PsychicWarVeteran
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    Originally posted by Dead-Air
    ...starting with the first Elric book, reading through the series, and then hitting the new trilogy is a privelage that old time readers can only envy newer one's of (since the books weren't written in chronological order...)
    This is a very good point, Dead-Air.

    But, yeah, if you're itching to read The Dreamthief's Daughter, there's no reason you can't. Stories of the Multiverse are cool that way.

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  • Dead-Air
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    Having talked it over with Mike on here, he tends to think of Dream Thief and the next two books as a separate series from the Elric books, so you'd probably be fine.

    On the other hand, starting with the first Elric book, reading through the series, and then hitting the new trilogy is a privelage that old time readers can only envy newer one's of (since the books weren't written in chronological order, but read quite well that way.)

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  • McTalbayne
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    You know, you dont have to get Mikes permission before reading his books, right? :lol:

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