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1HoldenCarver
Sep 29, 2006, 6:58 pm

I've just finished adding all my Michael Moorcock books to my catalogue, and in the process have realised two things:

1) He's written a lot of series.
2) Not only that, there's the whole 'Multiverse' thing linking a lot of them together.

As a result, I'm not only stumped when it comes to getting them shelved (as I like to group my books by standalone novels first (alphabetically by title), then series by series order, and finally short story collections), I'm also not entire sure where I'd start reading them either.

Any advice, folks?

2bluetyson
Sep 29, 2006, 9:53 pm

For him, I tend to put them as all the Eternal Champion stuff together, then the others, and group the former by character.

If I was going to start reading them now, I'd start with Elric (and Daker/Hawkmoon/Corum)

Working out what is EC or not is somewhat tricky, as well, but this is what I came up with so far:-

Eternal Champion : Arflane : The Ice Schooner - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Between The Wars : 1 Byzantium Endures - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Between The Wars : 2 The Laughter of Carthage - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Between The Wars : 3 Jerusalem Commands - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 1 The Knight of the Swords - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 2 The Queen of the Swords - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 3 The King of Swords - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 1 The Bull and the Spear - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 2 The Oak and the Ram - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Corum : 3 The Sword and the Stallion - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : The Stealer of Souls - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : The Singing Citadel vt The Sleeping Sorceress - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : Elric at the End of Time - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : Tales Of The White Wolf - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : The Skraylng Tree - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : The White Wolf's Son - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : While The Gods Laugh - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 1 Elric of Melnibone vt The Dreaming City - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 2 The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 3 The Weird of the White Wolf - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 4 The Vanishing Tower - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 5 The Bane of the Black Sword - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 6 Stormbringer - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 7 The Fortress of the Pearl - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Elric : 8 The Revenge of the Rose - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 1 Count Brass - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 2 The Champion of Garathorm - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 3 The Quest for Tanelorn - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 1 The Jewel in the Skull - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 2 The Mad God's Amulet - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 3 The Sword of the Dawn - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Hawkmoon : 4 The Runestaff - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 1 The Final Programme - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 2 The English Assassin - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 3 A Cure For Cancer - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 4 The Condition of Muzak - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 5 The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 6 The Entropy Tango - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : 7 The Adventures Of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century: A Romance - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : The Alchemist's Question - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : Firing The Cathedral - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : Gold Diggers of - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Jerry Cornelius : Distant Suns - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : John Daker : 1 The Eternal Champion - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : John Daker : 2 Phoenix In Obsidian vt The Silver Warriors - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : John Daker : 3 The Dragon in the Sword - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Oswald Bastable : 1 The Warlord of the Air - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Oswald Bastable : 2 The Land Leviathan - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Oswald Bastable : 3 The Steel Tsar - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Ryan : The Black Corridor - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Second Ether : 1 Blood - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Second Ether : 2 Fabulous Harbors - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Second Ether : 3 War Amongst the Angels - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Tales of the Eternal Champion : Earl Aubec and other Stories - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Tales of the Eternal Champion : Pawn of Chaos - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Dancers at the End of Time : 1 An Alien Heat - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Dancers at the End of Time : 2 The Hollow Lands - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Dancers at the End of Time : 3 The End of All Songs - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Dancers at the End of Time : 4 Legends from the End of Time - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Dancers at the End of Time : 5 A Messiah at the End of Time vt The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Roads Between the Worlds : 1 The Wrecks of Time - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Roads Between the Worlds : 2 The Winds of Limbo - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : The Roads Between the Worlds : 3 The Shores of Death - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Von Bek : 1 The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Von Bek : 2 The City in the Autumn Stars (1986) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Von Bek : 3 The Pleasure Gardes of of Felippe Sagittarious (1982) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Von Bek : Flux (1963) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Warlords of Mars : 1 Warriors of Mars vt City of the Beast(1965) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Warlords of Mars : 2 Blades of Mars vt Lord of the Spiders(1965) - Michael Moorcock
Eternal Champion : Warlords of Mars : 3 Barbarians of Mars vt Masters of the Pit(1965) - Michael Moorcock
elric return to melnibone

3peterofgronant First Message
Edited: Apr 26, 2007, 8:24 am

Stumbling across this rather late, but you may or may not know that there is an 'official' way of reading the multiverse novels.

When they were collected for the Orion (UK publisher) and White Wolf (US publisher) omnibus editions, Moorcock (I guess working with his publishers) put them in some sort of order. The confusing thing is that the UK order is different to the US order (apparently due to sensitivities in the US market - Von Bek being too tough a place to start), but there you go.

You can find out all about this and more at http://www.multiverse.org/
if you look under reading lists.

Of course, since the eternal champion omnibus series were published in the 90s Moorcock has added to it, so those need to be folded in too. It looks like the upcoming Elric movie is also breathing new life into that sub-series of the eternal champion series, with new additions featuring new material on the way.

4bluetyson
Apr 26, 2007, 10:29 am

Yeah, I started reading them long before White Wolf even existed, so never worried about that. I still haven't got to the White Wolf's son, either. It ain't too simple, certainly. :)

5karenmarie
Aug 18, 2009, 8:15 am

I haven't read them myself, but I have 17 Michael Moorcock books from the 70s, in various conditions.

I'm a member of BookMooch and they're listed there. If you're a member of BookMooch, I'd be glad to mooch any/all to you.

Michael Moorcock Cornelius Chronicles, Vol. 3 (Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century/the Alchemist's Question)

Michael Moorcock Count Brass

Michael Moorcock Dying for Tomorrow

Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion

Michael Moorcock King Of The Swords

Michael Moorcock Messiah at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock Silver Warriors

Michael Moorcock The Champion of Garathorm

Michael Moorcock The Knight of the Swords

Michael Moorcock The Oak and the Ram (Chronicles of Corum #5)

Michael Moorcock The Quest for Tanelorn

Michael Moorcock The Sword and the Stallion

Michael Moorcock The Swords Trilogy

Michael Moorcock The Time Of The Hawklords

Michael Moorcock The Winds of Limbo ; The Fireclown (Original Title)

Michael Moorcock Time Dweller

Michael. Moorcock The Jewel in the Skull: the First Volume in the History of the Runestaff.