Elric Swords and Roses (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #6) (Paperback)

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By Michael Moorcock, John Picacio (Illustrator), Tad Williams (Foreword by)
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Foreword by Tad Williams

Feared by enemies and friends alike, Elric of Melnibone walks a lonely path among the worlds of the Multiverse. The destroyer of his cruel and ancient race, as well as its final ruler, Elric is the bearer of a destiny as dark and cursed as the vampiric sword he carries--the sentient black blade known as Stormbringer.

Del Rey is proud to present the sixth and concluding installment of its definitive omnibus editions featuring fantasy Grand Master Michael Moorcock's most famous--or infamous--creation. Here is the full text of the novel The Revenge of the Rose, a screenplay for the novel Stormbringer, the novella Black Petals, the conclusion to Moorcock's influential "Aspects of Fantasy" essay series and other nonfiction, and an indispensable reader's guide by John Davey.

Sumptuously illustrated by John Picacio, with a Foreword by Tad Williams, Elric: Swords and Roses is a fitting tribute to the most unique fantasy hero of all time.

About the Author

Michael John Moorcock (born 1939) is a prolific British writer primarily of science fiction and science fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels. His most popular works by far have been the Elric novels. As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, Moorcock fostered the development of the New Wave in the UK and indirectly in the U.S. He won the Nebula Award for his novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of a time traveler who takes on the role of Christ. He has also won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, and many others, and in 2008 was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Praise For…

“MICHAEL MOORCOCK IS MY RELIGION.”—from the Foreword by Tad Williams
“The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed.”—The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

“The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy.”—Michael Chabon

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345498670
ISBN-10: 0345498674
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publication Date: December 28th, 2010
Pages: 428
Language: English
Series: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone