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Review: Elric of Melnibone | Poplitiko

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  • Review: Elric of Melnibone | Poplitiko

    A Review of the First Elric of Melnibone Novel on Poplitiko; somewhat "blow-by-blow" in its summary of the first part (Book One) of Elric of Melniboné (future review instalments will follow apparently) but the reviewer has some interesting insights:
    The theme of ancient, decedent kingdoms is one that recurs in Moorcocks works. His Dancers at the End of Time stories are set during the last age of the Universe when the stars are slowly going out. It’s tempting to guess that Moorcock is drawing a parallel with the British Empire, which at the time he was writing had long past its peak and was losing its former colonies. Or perhaps the decadent Melnibonéans are the Old School Hard SF writers trying to stay relevant in the face of the New Wave represented by Moorcock’s generation.
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    Last edited by David Mosley; 06-09-2014, 02:15 AM.