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Need Help Remembering A Book

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  • Stealth639
    Moonbeam Traveller
    • May 2005
    • 2

    Need Help Remembering A Book

    I need help remembering the title of one of Mr. Moorcock's books.

    Probably more than 20 years ago, I read one of his books, which was a collection of short stories. All I can remember is the vague outline of two of them.

    If I recall correctly, in one of them, a scientist, or group of scientists were holed up inside a building which was defended by towers that produced hypnoic beams (hypnomats?). It may have been the main character was searching for some sort of cure for something.

    The other story I think featured a character that rode a giant seal type creature and was perhaps set in the far future.

    Sorry, my memory is really hazy on the details, but I'd love to find this book and read it again.

  • Marca
    Eternal Champion
    • Aug 2004
    • 2014

    That must be The Time Dweller? The stories you mentioned being the title story and The Deep Fix.
    '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)


    • Mikey_C
      Champion of the Balance
      • May 2004
      • 1511

      Those stories are now availbale in 'Earl Aubec' - of which a bargain copy is available here: :D
      \" ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell