James Nicoll Reviews

Home > Reviews > By Contributor

Reviews by Contributor: Moorcock, Michael (1)

Blood and Souls

Elric of Melniboné  (Elric Saga, book 1)

By Michael Moorcock 

31 Jul, 2016

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

0 comments

As a teen, I was shallow enough that a silly surname like “Moorcock” was enough to steer me away from reading any Michael Moorcock novels. Pity, because whoever stocked the University of Waterloo's bookstore's F&SF section in the 1970s really loved Moorcock. My chronic search for reading material would have been greatly aided had I taken advantage of the opportunity. Ah well.

I did read some Moorcock. Some of those I read were Moorcock's tales about that pallid emo wally, Elric of Melniboné. And where best to start with Elric but at the beginning of his reign, as portrayed in 1972's Elric of Melniboné?

Read more ➤