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Match 14 - Elric of Melnibone vs City in the Autumn Stars

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  • Match 14 - Elric of Melnibone vs City in the Autumn Stars

    Match 14 - Elric of Melnibone vs City in the Autumn Stars
    Elric of Melnibone
    City in the Autumn Stars

    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.

  • #2
    The history of Elric and his kingdom takes it.


    • #3
      It has to be last years semi-finalist for me!
      Although it will probably go out early this time i fear!
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      • #4
        The first Moorcock book I ever read. Elric.
        Infinite complexity according to simple rules.


        • #5
          Come on people... Elric has some key moments in the life of a character we all love...

          But seriously, isn't City a much richer reading experience??

          Oh, please yerselves! (Frankie Howerd voice)
          Last edited by GuyLawley; 01-15-2010, 03:24 PM.


          • #6
            I'm with you Guy! I love the echoes of The Final Programme and The Alchemists Question in City.
            Last edited by Governor of Rowe Island; 01-15-2010, 11:51 AM.
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            • #7
              I simply love Elric! The Moorcock that I started with as well.
              Wonderful, interesting character background and fantastic story.
              Superb fun all around! Very cool environment and events.

              I was going to use rich (like chocolate mousse ) to describe City in the Autumn Stars, and magnificent and a great environment. Still had to go with Elric because they always leave me energized, City in the Autumn Stars evoked more complex feelings, more detailed nourishment, but had me feeling sad, instead of more of an intrigued feeling at the time, but I understand it a lot more in present day, after reading many threads in the fora.

              Both excellent and outstanding though!

              (Elric of Melnibone being the properly cooked prime rib with mashed potatoes and buttered bread)

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


              • #8
                I'm almost persuaded.
                But then, I voted already.
                Well, you know what they say...

                Vote early, vote often!


                • #9
                  Hurrah! The city is not going to repeat last year's uncanny performance this time round! Blood and Souls!


                  • #10
                    This was a tough one. Elric of Melniobone was the first Elric and the very first Moorcock I ever read. But I honestly prefer City in the Autumn Stars as a single novel. Knowing that Elric will be represented in later rounds makes my vote easier though...


                    • #11
                      Enjoyed EoM much more on my most recent read through and TCotAS was one of the first MM books I didn't manage to finish. (I tell myself I'm waiting for the unabridged version of the novel to appear before trying it again. )
                      _"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."


                      • #12

                        The City has somebrilliant storytelling techniques, and is highly evocative. I really like the fantastic world that Mike pulled off on this one.
                        "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
                        --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12


                        • #13
                          I just finished Autumn Stars five minutes ago, and it gets my vote.