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Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock has long been considered one of the top names in science fiction and fantasy. Here, Moorcock has personally selected his best published and unpublished essays, articles, reviews, and opinions--all uncensored. Covering a wide range of topics including books, films, politics, reminiscences of o ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by PM Press (first published January 25th 2012)
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Shannon Appelcline
When Moorcock writes about history, politics, or culture, the results are fascinating. So his article on growing up in the Blitz is terrific, while his modern-day diaries talking about his travels (and stays) in Texas, Northern California, and Paris are also interesting (and a nice companion to the long-ago Letters from Hollywood).

On the other hand, the dullest part of the book is the book reviews. I'm sure they're interesting if you're looking for good stuff to read, but they're not very insigh
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Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels.
Moorcock has mentioned The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St. Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination. He became editor of Tarzan Adventures in 1956,
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