Michael Moorcock is an English author of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and sword and sorcery. Among his best known works are those in the Elric of Melnibone series, which he wrote throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He is the author of over 100 books and remains one of the most well-respected living authors of fantasy. He made his first professional sale in 1959 to New Worlds magazine. Elric of Melnibone made his debut two years later in the “The Dreaming City,” which was published in the June 1961 issue of Science Fantasy.
He has been an editor and author working in numerous genres. He was an early member of the 1960s-era Swordsmen and Sorcerers’ Guild of America (SAGA), alongside luminaries Fritz Leiber, John Jakes, Andre Norton, Jack Vance, Lin Carter, and others. The London Times lists him among the greatest British authors since 1945. He has won the Nebula Award, the British Fantasy Award, the August Derleth Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel, and a long list of lifetime achievement awards from major genre organizations. He was born in London in 1939 and has lived near Austin, Texas since 1994.
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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright. Most of these are the work of artist Michael Whelan.