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31 December 2014 @ 06:01 pm
The Anti-Tolkien  
The New Yorker notices Michael Moorcock
Tom Jacksonjacksontom on January 1st, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
I don't care if Moorcock likes Tolkien, but why doe the New Yorker need to add, "Moorcock might be someone to trust in these matters." No, he's not. And why does this sword and sorcery hack get the New Yorker treatment, when there are literally dozens of SF and fantasy writers who really deserve the exposure.
El Coyote Gordo: starmakersupergee on January 1st, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
Moorcock is more than a sword & sorcery hack. His Colonel Pyat quartet is respected.
Tom Jacksonjacksontom on January 1st, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
I guess the key, then, is "more than." I read one of his sword and sorcery books in high school on the recommendation of a friend, and never felt much motivation to read anything else.
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on January 2nd, 2015 12:33 am (UTC)
I thought of the Eternal Champion as an excuse to tell the same story over and over again, but he also did more interesting work.