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The author of the book: Michael Moorcock
Edition: White Wolf Games Studio
Date of issue: November 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9781565041936
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.84 MB
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This series of stories was written in the dark days of declining Britain before the countries of Europe took mercy upon that wild and lonely Goddess and invited her in off her storm tossed Atlantic rock into the EEC.
In this future, unity has failed, Europe is a patchwork of tiny, frequently warring states, except for Britain which in reversion to traditional forms interacts with Europe through violent domination, urging the continent to lie back and think of England, while a monstrous bridge penetrates the mainland along which surge armies of brutish Britons, distinguished from their ancestors by the habit of wearing animal masks to get round national shyness (as opposed to the currently popular tattoo).
Harold Wilson, Winston Churchill, and the Beatles are distantly remembered only as gods by the inhabitants of Great Britain, or Granbretan here. In line with this future, resistance is led by the German Hawkmoon, the Duke of Cologne, who is fated to fight to preserve order and unwilling to accept that duty. Over four books and with the assistance of several French people and various non-French magical objects he largely wins, defeating the evil Britons (view spoiler)[ it is hardly a spoiler that in this type of book that the good guys win (hide spoiler)]
I started reading the series when I was eleven (view spoiler)[ possibly the amount of violence and nudity were excessive for an eleven year old, but its a bit late to be slamming the gate behind that horse (hide spoiler)], since, then, the four volumes where only available separately I think I was almost out of the teens by the time I came across the last one in some second hand bookshop or other. In addition to possibly reflecting a certain degree of, long enduring, national angst: whither Britannia? It seems to me in some of the descriptions of clothing to have been strongly influenced by Philip K. Dick.
I can only imagine that a distinctly curious set of circumstances would lead me to read these again, though who knows maybe one day a combination of high tides and heavy rain will trap me inside a mysteriously stocked library on an otherwise deserted island (view spoiler)[ stranger things happen (hide spoiler)]. In common with much of Moorcock's fiction it probably takes you longer to read it than he did to write it. Any insufficiency of fossil fuels in these stories which feature flying devices with large flapping wings is circumvented by magic, just like in real life.
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Read information about the authorMichael 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, at the age of sixteen, and later moved on to edit Sexton Blake Library. As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction "New Wave" in the UK and indirectly in the United States. His serialization of Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron was notorious for causing British MPs to condemn in Parliament the Arts Council's funding of the magazine.
During this time, he occasionally wrote under the pseudonym of "James Colvin," a "house pseudonym" used by other critics on New Worlds. A spoof obituary of Colvin appeared in New Worlds #197 (January 1970), written by "William Barclay" (another Moorcock pseudonym). Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials "JC", and not entirely coincidentally these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his 1967 Nebula award-winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time-traveller who takes on the role of Christ. They are also the initials of various "Eternal Champion" Moorcock characters such as Jerry Cornelius, Jerry Cornell and Jherek Carnelian. In more recent years, Moorcock has taken to using "Warwick Colvin, Jr." as yet another pseudonym, particularly in his "Second Ether" fiction.
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