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Amph "I Was A Thousand Times More Evil Than Thou!" - The Moorcock Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Talos of Atmora, May 24, 2017.

  1. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    So, I've been reading the Chronicles of Corum and I thought I'd make this thread. Given Michael Moorcock's rather substantial influence when it comes to the fantasy genre (dark fantasy, in particular), creating a thread dedicated to the discussion of his oeuvre (much like the Tolkien thread) seemed appropriate. This can also include any adaptations of his work, obviously.
     
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  2. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm a big fan of his and his approach to fantasy. The Elric series was one of my formative books during my teenage years, and his Jerry Cornelius tales blew my mind. A real master.
     
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  3. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    I started out reading the Elric and Corum material and by the time I got to the Erekosë novels, I was convinced that he totally deserved his legendary status. Sure, his novels are far more brief because of the pulp format, but he was a trailblazer.

    Frankly, he deserves to be more of a household name.
     
  4. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Can we talk about his scathing polemics about reactionary genre authors? Those might legitimately be my favorite works of his.

    The opening paragraph of Starship Stormtroopers, for example:
    I mean goddamn.
     
  5. Diggy

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  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I can quote full paragraphs of Epic Pooh.
     
  7. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    You'd need about 50 liters worth of aloe vera to relieve burns that hot.
     
  8. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    *The Lovejoy duo work a beautiful defence splitting one-two, with our eponymous hero setting up his intrepid strike partner for the simplest of tap-ins for his hat-trick*
     
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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Too many words for thread titles in bed....

    I finally read a collection of Stormbringer and though I was not blown away I did geek out when Elric summoned Stormbringer and one million of his friends to destroy an enemy.
     
  10. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    I've read Hawkmoon, a large chunk of Elric, the first Corum trilogy, and The Eternal Champion trilogy. Sometimes I love his work, sometimes it gets a little samey, but always worth reading. As a big fan of Jim Starlin's Adam Warlock stories from the 70s, the debt they owe to Moorcock is obvious.
     
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  11. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    Anything that uses the multiverse concept that Moorcock made prevalent in modern fantasy owes a debt to his work.
     
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  12. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    I'm surprised so little of his work has been adapted for film /tv .

    is he opposed to adaptations or has no-one really bothered ?
     
  13. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    It has more to do with the latter than the former. However, he was so impressed with Julien Blondel's graphic novel adaptation of Elric that he called it his favorite adaptation.
     
  14. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    There have been many comic adaptations of his works.
     
  15. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    He hated the film adaptation of The Final Programme (though it's a guilty pleasure movie of mine).
     
  16. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    I had no idea that it was adapted into a film.
     
  17. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    I loved Michael Moorcock's Elric series as a young teen. I illustrated it myself, with my own (terrible) art style. I sort of wish I still had some of those drawings.
     
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  18. VadersLaMent

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