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Match 26: The Chronicles of Corum vs Lord of the Spiders

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  • Match 26: The Chronicles of Corum vs Lord of the Spiders

    The Chronicles of Corum* vs Lord of the Spiders**

    *Alternative Title: Corum: The Prince with the Silver Hand
    **Alternative Title: Blades of Mars
    The Chronicles of Corum
    Lord of the Spiders

    The poll is expired.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    Corum, out of hand.


    • #3
      Even if we were comparing like-for-like (i.e. Chronicles vs Kane of Old Mars) I think I'd still be voting for Corum.
      _"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."


      • #4
        Corum was my first book, all those years ago. But LotS wasn't far behind.


        • #5
          I am pleased to meet the other 14 people who have actually read all of this stuff. Didn't know what we were signing up for, did we?


          • #6
            Make that 15 mwhybark!

            The Kane books i quite like but for me theres just something about Corums character that i've always related to more than Hawkmoon,Erekose or Elric.
            Would love to see him do better this year.
            "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

            Hunter S Thompson


            • #7
              I'd have to go for Corum on this one, but it's been a wile since I read the Kane stuff

              Artists, fortunately, rarely gain political power, though I have sometimes seen WWII as a squabble between two mediocre painters, extended to terrifying proportions.

              Michael Moorcock - from the Introduction to Before Armageddon


              • #8
                What David said!
                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.


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                • #9
                  No question. The Corum books are so good, and to me, the Kane books are not as good.
                  "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


                  • #10
                    No question here either. The Bull And The Spear was my Moorcock gateway drug.