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The Moorcock Cup 2010

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  • The Moorcock Cup 2010

    Ladies and Gentlemen...

    It's that time again! The Moorcock Cup (Challis/Grail) for 2010.

    Last year's winner Gloriana will be defending her crown in another tough competition. This year also sees the addition of The LSD Dossier to the draw.

    Basically, it's a knockout tournament (a-la the FA Cup, or an ATP Grandslam) between "all" Mike's novels - well 64 of them cos that works more easily. I will put up a seperate poll for each match in each round. People will vote for their favourite book over a period of week. At the end of the week the winners will be announced, which will then go on to determine the matchs for the following week. "Losers" will be eliminated.

    All in all there will be 63 matches over 6 weeks. The draw is worked out by assigning random numbers to each title and then sorting in order. The table is then split in half, and then pairs are matched. Each title will be assigned a new random number at the beginning of each round.

    The match draw is random using a fixture generator off the web. Short story collections and graphic novels have generally been not included, though I have included Weird of the White Wolf, Bane of the Black Sword, and The Vanishing Tower. I know that there are some oddities and perhaps some exclusions here but .... tough.

    Cast your votes for Round 1 here.

    Titles in Competition are:
    The Golden Barge
    Behold the Man
    The Jewel in the Skull
    The Winds of Limbo
    The Sword of the Dawn
    The Bull and the Spear
    The Sword and the Stallion
    The Quest for Tanelorn
    The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
    The Skrayling Tree
    The Steel Tsar
    King of the City
    The White Wolf's Son
    Elric of Melniboné
    A Cure For Cancer
    The Sleeping Sorceress
    Masters of the Pit
    The End of All Songs
    The Russian Intelligence
    Mother London
    The Final Programme
    The Black Corridor
    Jerusalem Commands
    The Dragon in the Sword
    The Knight of the Swords
    The Land Leviathan
    The Condition of Muzak
    The Chinese Agent
    The Ice Schooner
    The Revenge of the Rose
    The King of the Swords
    The Dreamthief's Daughter
    The Laughter of Carthage
    Byzantium Endures
    The Queen of the Swords
    The War Lord of the Air
    Count Brass
    The Oak and the Ram
    The Hollow Lands
    The Brothel in Rosenstrasse
    City of the Beast
    The Shores of Death
    The Champion of Garathorm
    The City in the Autumn Stars
    The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming
    The Vengeance of Rome
    The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century
    Breakfast in the Ruins
    The Fortress of the Pearl
    The War Hound and the World's Pain
    The Blood Red Game
    The Eternal Champion
    The Runestaff
    Lord of the Spiders
    The English Assassin
    The Rituals of Infinity
    The War Amongst the Angels
    The LSD Dossier
    The Mad God's Amulet
    Phoenix in Obsidian
    An Alien Heat
    Last edited by Reinart der Fuchs; 01-14-2010, 02:04 PM.
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