I have to agree with Grossman when he calls Moorcock, “the writer who introduced me to the ridiculously powerful things that happen when you put a sophisticated, contemporary literary vocabulary at the service of a blackly grim high-fantasy imagination.”
Moorcock’s Elric books were among the first works of sf, fantasy and horror that I read, and I can blame him, in large part, for my subsequent immersion in the genre. Not to mention, my crackbrained dream of pursuing a writing career.
Mike’s fearless imagination and uncompromising vision certainly left a deep mark on me and countless others. Praise well deserved.
And, yes, I know the headline above sounds filthy, but perhaps it will lure in some curiousity seekers. Who knows?
Now playing: “Mutiny” – The Birthday Party