The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars

The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars

by Michael Moorcock

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The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars by Michael Moorcock

A celebrated fantasist returns with a unique excursion to a time-twisted realm hidden in the byways of London, city of his birth and his heart

Almost anyone who has read or written SF or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, through the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy awards for best novel. Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Moorcock as a major influence; as editor of New Worlds magazine, he helped launch the careers of many of his contemporaries, including Harlan Ellison, Philip K. Dick, and J. G. Ballard.

Tor Books now proudly presents Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. The Whispering Swarm is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765324771
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Series: Sanctuary of the White Friars Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL MOORCOCK, widely acknowledged as one of the premiere masters of SF and fantasy and selected by The Times of London as one of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945, is the author of dozens of works of SF, fantasy, and mainstream fiction. He has received the World Fantasy Award for life achievement and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master in 2008. He lives in Texas.

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The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be warned that this American edition of "The Whispering Swarm" does not contain the revisions and what has been described as "much 'polishing'" that Moorcock did for the British edition, which came out less than a year later. In other words, every fan who bought the book as soon as it was released in America got screwed less than a year later when the actual finished version was printed in England. Ouch. For that reason, it's impossible to leave this obsolete "first draft" American edition of the book more than one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved his work at 15. Rereading it in middle age all it seems hacky and unpleasant.
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