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Jerry Cornelius-Michael Moorcock's fictional audacious assassin, rockstar, chronospy, and possible Messiah-is featured in the first of two stories in this fifth installment of the Outspoken Author series. Previously unpublished, the first story is an odyssey through time from London in the 1960s to America during the years following Barack Obama's presidency. The second piece is a political, confrontational, comical, nonfiction tale in the style of Jonathan Swift and George Orwell. An interview with the author ...
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Overview

Jerry Cornelius-Michael Moorcock's fictional audacious assassin, rockstar, chronospy, and possible Messiah-is featured in the first of two stories in this fifth installment of the Outspoken Author series. Previously unpublished, the first story is an odyssey through time from London in the 1960s to America during the years following Barack Obama's presidency. The second piece is a political, confrontational, comical, nonfiction tale in the style of Jonathan Swift and George Orwell. An interview with the author rounds out this biting, satirical, sci-fi collection.
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Publishers Weekly
In the fifth of PM's Outspoken Authors series, chronospy Jerry Cornelius takes a swirling run through the multiverse with stops to run guns to the Navaho in the contemporary American Southwest, sample the waters of post-spill New Orleans, and assist Queen Jennifer as a future England surrenders to the airships of Hannover, finally heading home for Christmas 1962. SFWA Grand Master Moorcock (Mother London) mixes in rock 'n' roll dialogue ("Hi, hi, American pie chart"); quotes from periodicals, advertisements, travelogues, and interviews; and short, sharp jabs at politics and literature, some quite obscure. The nonlinear narrative skips along like a scratched DVD, but never loses sight of the central concern: how does the tension between remembering and forgetting sustain us through the stress of unending disasters? Also included are "My Londons," a short reminiscence of Moorcock's life from the '40s to the '90s, and a wonderfully insightful interview ("Get the Music Right") conducted by editor Terry Bisson. (June)
Washington Post
A major novelist of enormous ambition.
Locus Magazine
Moorcock is a throwback to such outsized 19th-century novelistic talents as Dickens and Tolstoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604865134
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Series: Outspoken Authors
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Moorcock is the author of numerous novels, including the Elric series, Cornelius Quartet, Gloriana, and The White Wolf's Son. He has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, and British Science Fiction awards and is a Grandmaster of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. As editor of the science fiction magazine New Worlds, Moorcock was one of the progenitors of the controversial New Wave movement. His nonfiction works have appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, and New Statesman. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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