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Match 4 - The Winds of Limbo vs Byzantium Endures

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  • Groakes
    • Jan 2005
    • 2512

    Match 4 - The Winds of Limbo vs Byzantium Endures

    Match 4 - The Winds of Limbo vs Byzantium Endures
    The Winds of Limbo
    Byzantium Endures

    The poll is expired.

    Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
  • Governor of Rowe Island
    Orgone Accumulator
    • Aug 2004
    • 5266

    Max again.
    You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


    Image Hive :-: Wikiverse :-: Media Hive

    :-: Onsite Offerings :-:

    "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964


    • voilodian ghagnasdiak
      Warrior On The Edge
      • Jun 2006
      • 2591

      The Fireclown moved me for some reason.
      Maybe because Manny was a caricature of M.M.


      • thingfish
        • Sep 2007
        • 15756

        Byzantium is a work of pure genius.
        Definitely in my top 4 of Mikes books.
        "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

        Hunter S Thompson


        • Groakes
          • Jan 2005
          • 2512

          Limbo is one of the Mike's books that I have least enjoyed (though I must admiot to not having read it in 20+ years. And Max is so terrific a character beyond the JC stuff.
          Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.


          • The English Assassin
            Champion of the Balance
            • Feb 2007
            • 1673

            If BE doesn't win this match then there is something clearly wrong in the world...

            1. a meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest
            2. a medium for open discussion, such as a magazine
            3. a public meeting place for open discussion


            • Marca
              Eternal Champion
              • Aug 2004
              • 2014

              Winds of Limbo was one of the first of Mike's books I read, so though I know I should have voted for Byzantium, the Fireclown gets my vote on this occasion.
              '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)


              • lemec
                Eternal Champion
                • Jul 2005
                • 5309

                Loved The Fireclown, but it can not really be compared to Byzantium Endures. Two different animal species.

                "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                - Michael Moorcock


                • Rothgo
                  Champion of the Unbalanced
                  • Aug 2006
                  • 6629

                  Pyat takes to the stage with a winner!
                  Somewhat ironic no?


                  • David Mosley
                    Eternal Administrator
                    • Jul 2004
                    • 11823

                    Clear win for BE over TWoL I'm afraid.
                    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."