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Michael Moorcock's Multiverse
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message 1: by S.E., Gray Mouser (last edited Oct 21, 2017 08:16AM) (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2224 comments Mod
Any Michael: author or cover artists. Bonus street cred goes to folks who pick books that have both cover artists and author sharing names.


Anything by Michael Moorcock, or cover art by Michael Whelan. Any other Michael's are fair game too

Check out your TBR list, look for any cover artist or author with MICHAEL...and getting reading.


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S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2224 comments Mod
Mary wrote: "Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barsoom, #4) by Edgar Rice Burroughs"

Is the cover artist a "Michael"?


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Mary Catelli | 704 comments S.E. wrote: "Mary wrote: "Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barsoom, #4) by Edgar Rice Burroughs"

Is the cover artist a "Michael"?"


Yup. Google "Michael Whelan" to find still more


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Jason M Waltz (worddancer) | 302 comments Jack, I've long wondered about Mallus Darkblade, so I'll look for your full report!


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Richard | 682 comments Mark me down for just finishing A Spell for Chameleon. Cover art by the awesome Michael Whelan! Where's my participation award?!? lol, j/k


Anthony | 7 comments Howdy folks! I'm taking up the challenge and re-reading my favorite stand-alone Michael Moorcock novel, which is "Blood: A Southern Fantasy". It sure ain't sword and sorcery, but it certainly is fantastic literature! Highly recommended for anyone interested in novels that feature a cornucopia of inventive images, words, characters and plot lines.


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S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2224 comments Mod
This would be a great tine to read Michael Shea's works

http://www.michaelsheaauthor.com

Nifft the Lean
or
Undying in Yana

On anyone's to-read list?


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Richard | 682 comments I have Undying In Yana but I seem to have lost my copy of Nifft the Lean.


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Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
I reread both Nifft and In Yana a couple of years ago when I heard of his passing. Both are highly recommended; at some point I should revisit the rest of the Nifft series.


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Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
Michael time: Decided to revisit Michael Moorcock's The Eternal Champion and its sequels.


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Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
Am now starting The Dragon in the Sword: Book 3 of Erekosë Trilogy, the third & final Eternal Champion/Erekosë novel. After this, something by a William will probably be in order.


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S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2224 comments Mod
Joseph wrote: "Am now starting The Dragon in the Sword: Book 3 of Erekosë Trilogy, the third & final Eternal Champion/Erekosë novel. After this, something by a William will probably be in order."

I've had the first Erkose book on my shelf for many years; your reviews are encouraging me to relook at that one and the only Elric book I have not completed: The Revenge of the Rose


message 14: by Joseph, Master Ultan (last edited Dec 05, 2017 05:08PM) (new)

Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
S.E. wrote: "I've had the first Erkose book on my shelf for many years; your reviews are encouraging me to relook at that one and the only Elric book I have not completed: The Revenge of the Rose ..."

Thank you! Both worth your time, although I'd say Eternal Champion is the better of those two. And I'd also encourage you to track down a copy of Phoenix in Obsidian/The Silver Warriors if you get a chance.

Phoenix in Obsidian


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S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2224 comments Mod
Actually,Joseph, your recent reviews of the Dragonlance chronicles—Twin Series had me stoked too. I always wanted to learn Raistlin’s evolution/past. You are killing my to-read pile


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Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
S.E. wrote: "Actually,Joseph, your recent reviews of the Dragonlance chronicles—Twin Series had me stoked too. I always wanted to learn Raistlin’s evolution/past. You are killing my to-read pile"

My fiendish plan is working ...


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Joseph | 1202 comments Mod
As I think about it, of all of Moorcock's work, Silver Warriors/Phoenix in Obsidian would probably be the best choice for a film adaptation -- it's a relatively self-contained work (you could gloss over most of the Eternal Champion connections) in a vivid setting with a reasonably straightforward plot.

And it even comes with a pre-made film poster!

The Silver Warriors (Erekosë, #2) by Michael Moorcock


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