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BSFA Review: The Dreaming City by Michael Moorcock

26/05/2022 19:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Dreaming City cover

The Dreaming City (60th Anniversary Edition) by Michael Moorcock

(Jayde Design, 2021)

Reviewed by Andy Sawyer

In the June 1961 edition of Science Fantasy magazine a story appeared which would change the shape of modern fantasy. On the suggestion of the magazine’s editor John “Ted” Carnell, Moorcock, who had already submitted a few sf stories to him, wrote a fantasy tale “as far from Conan or hobbit holes as I could make it.” This was the first appearance of the doomed albino Elric and his hell-blade “Stormbringer”.

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Review from BSFA Review 16 - Download your copy here.

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