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  • manmiles
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    Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
    Originally posted by manmiles
    You mean 'The Distant Suns' which is a rather pulpy sci-fi novel co-written with J. Cawthorn.
    [Dee runs upstairs, full of indigantion and porridge. He collects his copy of Sailing to Utopia and checks the relevant (and irrelevant) pages. His indignation melts into a blush]

    :oops: Absolutely right. Sorry about that. I have them both in the same edition, and I got the two mixed up. :oops:
    It happens, happens to me all the time. Go have more porridge and a good day my dear Chap. :D

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    Originally posted by manmiles
    You mean 'The Distant Suns' which is a rather pulpy sci-fi novel co-written with J. Cawthorn.
    [Dee runs upstairs, full of indigantion and porridge. He collects his copy of Sailing to Utopia and checks the relevant (and irrelevant) pages. His indignation melts into a blush]

    :oops: Absolutely right. Sorry about that. I have them both in the same edition, and I got the two mixed up. :oops:

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  • manmiles
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    Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
    There's also a very good Jerry story in Fabulous Harbours (1996), which is part of the Second Ether trilogy but also has some Elric and Begg stories in there, so I think it can be read in isolation. It's really one of the best, if you ask me... which you didn't.

    Note: A character called Jerry Cornelius appears in a story called "The Black Corridor", but it isn't really a JC story. It's a completely different style and attitude, but also a very good story in itself.

    Er... we have now reached the very edge of my knowledge... :)
    You mean 'The Distant Suns' which is a rather pulpy sci-fi novel co-written with J. Cawthorn.

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  • A_Non_Ymous
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    Originally posted by demos99
    Hmm... just noticed from my previous post that The Final Programme first appeared in 1965.
    Did no-one think of producing a 40th anniversary edition of the Quartet? :?
    It appeared (in chunks) in New Worlds in '65. (I know. It's the first work by Moorcock I read.) I think the book version took a few years to get into print. Memory seems to say it was '67 or '68.

    LSN

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  • Doc
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    As a fellow champion of the second ether, I should have remembered the story in Fabulous Harbors, Dee. :oops:

    I might also add to Demos' list that there is at least one story in Lunching with the Antichrist that is JC related, although the title slips my mind right now.

    40th anniversary of The Final Programme... I like the idea! If only I owned a massive publishing house :)

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  • David Mosley
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    Hmm... just noticed from my previous post that The Final Programme first appeared in 1965.
    Did no-one think of producing a 40th anniversary edition of the Quartet? :?

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    There's also a very good Jerry story in Fabulous Harbours (1996), which is part of the Second Ether trilogy but also has some Elric and Begg stories in there, so I think it can be read in isolation. It's really one of the best, if you ask me... which you didn't.

    Note: A character called Jerry Cornelius appears in a story called "The Black Corridor", but it isn't really a JC story. It's a completely different style and attitude, but also a very good story in itself.

    Er... we have now reached the very edge of my knowledge... :)

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  • David Mosley
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    Inside of all four of the Fontana 1978 editions in the Cornelius Tetralogy there was the following text:

    THE JERRY CORNELIUS TETRALOGY

    The Final Programme (1965)
    A Cure For Cancer (1968)
    The English Assassin (1972)
    The Condition of Muzak (1976)

    Although these books may be read in any order, the reader might wish to know that the structure of the last volume reflects the structure of the overall tetralogy. The following books are related to the above:

    The Chinese Agent* (1970)
    The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius (1966-74)
    The Nature of the Catastrophe (1971)
    The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century (1976)

    Most other books are indirectly related, particularly:

    The Warlord of the Air (1971)
    The Land Leviathan** (1975)
    The Dancers at the End of Time (3 vols 1972-6)
    Legends from the End of Time (2 vols 1976-7)
    Breakfast in the Ruins (1971)
    *You can probably add now The Russian Intelligence (1980)
    ** and The Steel Tsar revised edition (1993)

    In addition to Doc's list of additional texts there's also The Distant Suns although it's not a JC novel in the same vein as say The Entropy Tango.

    Gold-diggers of 1977 was originally titled The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle before being revised.

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  • Doc
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    Off the top of my head:

    The Lives and Times of Jerry Corelius (linked short stories-There are three editions)

    The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century
    The Entropy Tango
    The Alchemist's Question
    The latter three are collected in A Cornelius Calendar, along with the Golddiggers of 1977

    There is also The Nature of the Catastrophe (updated as The New Nature of the Catastrophe as it appears in the UK EC volumes)

    Also, PS Published Firing the Cathedral in a limited edition, which is also included in the newest edition of Lives and Times along with the Spencer Inheritence, a relatively new JC story.

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    Jerry Cornelius Reading List

    Hello. I am currently making my way through The Eternal Champion Series (the U.K. Omnibus editions). My intention is to then read all the Jerry Cornelius stories I can manage starting with the 4 novels comprising the Cornelius Quartet. I'm wondering what other Cornelius novels/stories there are and what order it might be best to read them in.
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