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  1. Ariana
    March 26, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    Best to you, Ed.Interesting stuff from Moorcock. I read and enjoyed all those books back when, but when I tried a clopue recently they seemed bland. More slapdash than style, maybe?

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  2. Andy Ravencroft
    March 26, 2014 @ 6:40 am

    Yes, I’m not sure how well they travel across time. Moorcock himself has said that he would write books to formula and rapidly. I think in the collection of essays ‘Death Has No Obstacle’ he says that Stormbringer was written over a weekend.

    I think his level of invention stands up – Elric has become an archetype in modern fantasy – and the concept of the Eternal Champion is a very clever idea.

    I wonder how well fantasy holds up as you get older. I read an awful lot of it in my late teens and early twenties, but find myself very critical of it now. I tried to read A Game of Thrones and couldn’t get past the first two chapters it felt so cliched.

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