London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

Covering a wide range of topics including books, films, politics, reminiscences of old friends, and attacks on new foes, this collection is the definitive compilation for any serious fan of Moorcock, or science fiction in general.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604864908

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 377

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"Drawn from over fifty years of writing, including his most recent work from the pages of the 'New York times' and the 'Guardian,' along with obscure and now unobtainable sources, the pieces (fully revised for this edition) in [this work] showcase Moorcock at his acerbic best."--P. [4] of cove
Categories: Literary Collections

The Laughter of Carthage

The Laughter of Carthage

London. Peculiar. and. Other. Nonfiction. Michael Moorcock Edited by Michael Moorcock and Allan Kausch with an introduction by Iain Sinclair ISBN: ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604864922

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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Via a series of crises, self-hating Jew and cocaine addict Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, also known as Pyat, makes his way from 1919 Bolshevik Russia to a Hollywood on the rise. Reissue.
Categories: Fiction

Against Architecture

Against Architecture

London. Peculiar. and. Other. Nonfiction. Michael Moorcock. Edited by Allan Kausch with an introduction by Iain Sinclair ISBN: 978–1–60486–490–8 $23.95 408 ...

Author: Franco La Cecla

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604864069

Category: Architecture

Page: 120

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A critical and passionate assessment comments on the shortcomings of modern urban planning, arguing that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the celebrity architects mold cityscapes to build their brand with no regard for the public good. Original.
Categories: Architecture

Fairy Tales of London

Fairy Tales of London

Reading the Lord of the Rings: New Writings on Tolkien's Classic (London: ... in London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction, eds Moorcock and Allan Kausch ...

Author: Hadas Elber-Aviram

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Miéville.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock

John Davey's Michael Moorcock: A Reader's Guide (London: Jayde Design, ... Davey (Manchester: Savoy, 2010) and London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction, ed.

Author: Mark Scroggins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476624174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melniboné is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the “New Wave” in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and SF, as well as his “mainstream” writing. This first full-length critical look at Moorcock’s career, from the early 1960s to the present, explores the author’s fictional multiverse: his fantasy tales of the “Eternal Champion”; his experimental Jerry Cornelius novels; the hilarious science-fiction satire of his “End of Time” books; and his complex meditations on 20th century history in Mother London and the Colonel Pyat tetralogy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The 1960s

The 1960s

London: Penguin, 1962. ———. You've Had Your Time: The Second Part of the ... London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction. Oakland: PM Press, 2012. Rigaut, Jacques.

Author: Philip Tew

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350011694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during and leading up to the 1960s shape modern British fiction? The 1960s were the "swinging decade†?: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new social attitudes and profound political differences between the generations. This volume explores the ways in which these apparently seismic changes were reflected in British fiction of the decade. Chapters cover feminist writing that fused the personal and the political, gay, lesbian and immigrant voices and the work of visionary experimental and science fiction writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, this volume covers such writers as J.G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, John Fowles, Christopher Isherwood, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and V.S. Naipaul.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

McLuhan, M., Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, London: Ark, 1987 [1964]. ... Michael Moorcock: London Peculiar and other Nonfiction, Oakland, ...

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474229890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life – and the afterlives – of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siécle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

... Books [with illustrations by Mervyn Peake] (2011) Fiction/Poetry London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (2012) Non-Fiction The Michael Moorcock Collection ...

Author: Christopher Riches

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192518507

Category: True Crime

Page:

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Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.
Categories: True Crime

Strange Stars

Strange Stars

The concert wasn't being held: Michael Moorcock, London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (Oakland: PM, 2012), 169. “I had a rotten childhood”: Sam Jordison, ...

Author: Jason Heller

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612196985

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when rock ’n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along.
Categories: Social Science

The Law of Chaos

The Law of Chaos

... Into the Media Web: Selected Short Nonfiction 1956-2006 (Savoy Books 2010) London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (PM Press 2012) ILLUSTRATED BOOKS Elric: ...

Author: Jeff Gardiner

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781909394209

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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“This new book, the latest Moorcockian meteorite to flash across the heavens, is a timely reminder of the scope, depth, heart and magnificence of an author with numerous readers, bright-eyed fans, global correspondents, but far less mainstream acknowledgement than he deserves. The glory of the work, in its astonishing reach and range, is that it can be freshly excavated by every rising generation.” Iain Sinclair From Jerry Cornelius and the Eternal Champion fantasies to Pyat and more recent novels, The Law of Chaos is an entertaining and accessible reader’s guide that explores the life and achievements of Michael Moorcock, one of modern literature’s most influential figures. All Moorcock’s works are examined and discussed in detail from early fantasies to his later philosophical novels. With an introduction and other material by Moorcock himself, The Law of Chaos travels the moonbeam roads through the enigmatic multiverse of a celebrated literary icon.
Categories: Social Science

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirtieth Annual Collection

Epic: Legends of Fantasy, is another meaty, solid anthology, this one all reprint, ... London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (PM Press), by Michael Moorcock, ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250028044

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories
Categories: Fiction

Modem Times 2 0

Modem Times 2 0

... nonfiction, reprinted in Wizardry and Wild Romance (1987) The Real Life Mr. ... selected nonfiction, 1956–2006 London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604863086

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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Presents the exploits of the assassin rock star Jerry Corelius as he travels through the Multiverse of alternate realities that connect the sixties to the present day, along with "My Londons," a short piece describing what has shaped the author's works and an interview with the author.
Categories: Fiction

Exploring Imaginary Worlds

Exploring Imaginary Worlds

... editors, London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (London: PM Press, 2012) offer much more perceptive and sympathetic readings of this text.

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516061

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple media simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover’s Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf ’s field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

Old Mars

Old Mars

At the same time, Moorcock's other work, both in and out of the genre, ... His most recent books include London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction and The ...

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783299492

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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This anthology of fifteen all-original science fiction stories celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Feauturing James S. A. Corey, Phyllis Eisenstein, Matthew Hughes, Joe R. Lansdale, David D. Levine, Ian McDonald, Michael Moorcock, Mike Resnick, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Melinda Snodgrass, Allen M. Steele, S. M. Stirling, Howard Waldrop, Liz Williams and an introduction by George R. R. Martin!
Categories: Fiction

britpulp

britpulp

London Peculiar and other non-fiction, a collection of his journalism and essays, is published by PM Press. He is currently working on a new album, ...

Author: Tony White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611139

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Bursting out of the literary underground, all the writers in this ground-breaking anthology put the emphasis firmly back on gratuitous story-telling and brutal, break-neck plots. The scorching hardcore prose of Stewart Home's Sex Kick collides with the bitterly romantic confessions of Billy Childish. Nicholas Blincoe's cool and stylish thriller writing meets the street realism of Victor Headley's Retropolitan Police, while well-dressed London gangsters fight for page space with the old school skinheads of Richard Allen. The collections also includes contributions from boundary- pushing authors like China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, J.J. Connolly and the editor of this searing collection, Tony White. Contributors in order of appearance: Michael Moorcock, Ted Lewis, Richard Allen, Victor Headley, Nicholas Blincoe, Catherine Johnson, Roy A. Bayfield, Steve Aylett, Stella Duffy, Simon Lewis, J.J. Connolly, Jane Graham, Karline Smith, Tim Etchells, Stewart Home, Jenny Valentish (née Knight), Billy Childish, Darren Francis, China Miéville, Steve Beard, Tony White, Jack Trevor Story
Categories: Fiction

Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch

Some Michael Moorcock information and quotes are from London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction by Michael Moorcock (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2012) and from an ...

Author: Peter Bebergal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698143722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll -- from the Beatles to Black Sabbath -- and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop—and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll. With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this web of influences to produce the definitive work on how the occult shaped -- and saved -- popular music. As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical ideals gave rock and roll its heart and purpose, making rock into more than just backbeat music, but into a cultural revolution of political, spiritual, sexual, and social liberation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Collected Non Fiction

The Collected Non Fiction

Well, now let me return to 'Love of Life' and the other short stories which are Jack London's greatest achievement. He is essentially a shortstory writer, ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241253472

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11359

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The twelve edited volumes of Orwell's non-fiction, collected for the first time in one invaluable ebook. A rich treasure trove of material, this unique collection includes Orwell's reviews, broadcasts, notebooks, wartime diaries, articles on socialism and censorship, correspondence with luminaries such as Arthur Koestler, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh, and famous essays such as 'Politics and the English Language', 'Why I Write' and 'Some Thoughts on the Common Toad'. Edited by Professor Peter Davison, the collection encompasses twelve annotated volumes and ranges across the whole of Orwell's writing life, from 1903 to 1950. As well as providing an unparalleled insight into Orwell's life and works, the volume offers a wonderful overview of the social, literary and political events of the thirties and forties. It will be an invaluable resource for fans, students and scholars alike. Contents: A Kind of Compulsion (1903-36) Facing Unpleasant Facts (1937-39) A Patriot After All (1940-41) All Propaganda is Lies (1941-42) Keeping Our Little Corner Clean (1942-43) Two Wasted Years (1943) I Have Tried to Tell the Truth (1943-44) I Belong to the Left (1945) Smothered Under Journalism (1946) It is What I Think (1947-48) Our Job is to Make Life Worth Living (1949-50) The Lost Orwell
Categories: Literary Collections

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26

The best stories here,other than those alreadymentioned, are probably theones ... London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (PM Press), by Michael Moorcock, edited.

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472106070

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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For nearly three decades, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his weighty and eclectic annual selection of short science fiction that deserves to be better known to a wider audience. It has consistently been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine, overwhelmingly more often than any other collection. Unfailingly, Dozois's selection offers the very best stories of the year, showcasing outstanding new talents alongside acknowledged masters of the genre. This year's collection is no exception, including the work of over 30 writers, including: Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley, Linda Nagata, Indrapreamit Das, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Carrie Vaughn and many more. It includes, as ever, Dozois's magisterial summation of 2012 in SF. Praise for previous editions: This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades. The Guardian. Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.
Categories: Fiction

In Darkest London

In Darkest London

Even nonfiction writers maintain the impression that London's ... There are many different forms of time in the city, and it would be foolish of me to ...

Author: Jamieson Ridenhour

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810887770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian “Gothic revival” novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but also in the works of mainstream authors. Placing the conventions of the Gothic form in their proper historical context, In Darkest London will appeal to scholars and students interested in an in-depth survey of the Urban Gothic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Jack London

The Oxford Handbook of Jack London

... section considers the visual components of London's major works of nonfiction. ... along the adventure trail that were London's particular province.

Author: Jay Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199315185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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London's first-hand engagement with the world--the process of becoming and maintaining himself as a citizen of the world--helps define the kind of writing he produced. It is insufficient now to call him a naturalist writer if his principal concern was to reflect and represent, not the usual fare of violence and natural forces that we as literary theorists have used to periodize London's work, but rather something larger, more indeterminant, contemporary. The word modern appears often in the pages of this handbook, and though it is not new to call London a modernist, the sheer weight of the scholarship in this present volume that attests to this alternative designation gives it a thorough grounding that previous attempts lacked. London called his times the Machine Age, not just to underscore the rapidity of modern life and its new mechanization, but also to highlight the need for a new social and economic order. The purpose of this handbook is to honor him as a representative American writer of the age as he understood it.
Categories: Literary Criticism