The Cornelius Quartet

The Cornelius Quartet

The complete Jerry Cornelius saga is collected here for the first time in a single volume: the story of an infamous character who has inspired musicians, graphic artists, films and cyberpunk alike.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 0575092408

Category: Cornelius, Jerry (Fictitious character)

Page: 1056

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Jerry Cornelius is an English assassin, physicist, rock star, and messiah to the Age of Science. Written between 1965 and 1967, this sequence of four novels relating Cornelius's adventures has been credited with inspiring dozens of writers and artists to rethink the genre of science fiction. Set in a shifting, fluid version of the counter-culture 1960s, these books were among the most prominent 'New Wave' SF books. Jerry Cornelius is one of the most remarkable and distinctive characters in Moorcock's work, and his time-travelling, trippy and bizarre adventures are must-reads. Contains THE FINAL PROGRAMME, A CURE FOR CANCER, THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN and THE CONDITION OF MUZAK.
Categories: Cornelius, Jerry (Fictitious character)

A Cure for Cancer

A Cure for Cancer

Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second book in the Cornelius Quartet, A Cure for Cancer, was one of the first novels of its form, using hypermedia to spin a web of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly funny social satire and sci-fi ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781783291786

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his infamous charisma and charm to boot. On the trail of the grotesque Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious device capable of manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, but Jerry is against history; he is outside of history. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back. Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second book in the Cornelius Quartet, A Cure for Cancer, was one of the first novels of its form, using hypermedia to spin a web of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly funny social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the modern reader.
Categories: Fiction

The English Assassin

The English Assassin

"Original artwork, by Richard Glyn Jones, withdrawn by the artist"--From original title page.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783291818

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The third book in the Cornelius Quartet reissues published by Titan Books featuring the enigmatic character Jerry Cornelius, written by influential, award-winning author Michael Moorcock
Categories: Fiction

The Condition of Muzak

The Condition of Muzak

But this is by no means the last we will see of Jerry Cornelius—an indelible spirit of counter-culture who continues to inspire writers and artists to this day.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781783291823

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Civilization as we know it has been annihilated. The decay and chaos of the multiverse have left Europe in a surreal, yet ever-fashionable, mess. Jerry Cornelius finds himself in an increasingly futile series of guises, part of a cast of characters dancing the Entropy Tango towards oblivion. Will the legendary Cornelius ever be united with his true beloved, his sister Catherine? And will balance ever be restored to devastated London? Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, The Condition of Muzak is the fourth, climactic novel in the Cornelius Quartet. But this is by no means the last we will see of Jerry Cornelius—an indelible spirit of counter-culture who continues to inspire writers and artists to this day.
Categories: Fiction

The Final Programme

The Final Programme

The first book in the Cornelius Quartet is the groundbreaking introduction to the misadventures and vendettas of Jerry Cornelius, one of modern literature's most distinctive characters, the product of a bewildering post-modern culture, and ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 178329177X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Jerry Cornelius is a scientist, a rock star, and an assassin. He is the hippest adventurer of them all: tripping through a pop art nightmare in which kidnappings, murder, sex and drugs are a daily occurrence. Along with his savvy and ruthless partner-in-chaos, Miss Brunner, Cornelius is on a mission to control a revolutionary code for creating the ultimate human being, a modern messiah-- the final programme. The first book in the Cornelius Quartet is the groundbreaking introduction to the misadventures and vendettas of Jerry Cornelius, one of modern literature's most distinctive characters, the product of a bewildering post-modern culture, and an inspiration for generations of characters since.
Categories: Fiction

Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock

John Davey's “Jerry Cornelius: A Reader's Guide” (The New Nature of the Catastrophe 485–98) provides a fairly comprehensive bibliography of Jerry Cornelius texts to date; ... Moorcock, The Cornelius Quartet 563–66, 580–83.

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

Byzantium Endures

Byzantium Endures

Published in 1981to great critical acclaim - then condemned and unavailable in the United States for thirty years - Byzantium Endures is the story of a cocaine addict, sexual adventurer and obsessive anti-Semite whose journey from Leningrad ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604864915

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

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Meet Pyat: Tsarist rebel, Nazi thug, continental con man and reactionary counterspy. He is the dark and dangerous antihero of the legendary Michael Moorcock's most controversial work. Published in 1981to great critical acclaim - then condemned and unavailable in the United States for thirty years - Byzantium Endures is the story of a cocaine addict, sexual adventurer and obsessive anti-Semite whose journey from Leningrad to London connects him with those from Trotsky to Makhno, and whose career echoes that of the twentieth century's descent into Fascism and total war.
Categories: Fiction

Fabulous Harbours

Fabulous Harbours

The Cornelius Quartet: The Condition Of Muzak Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times 1. A Cornelius Calendar: The Adventures Of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century 2. A Cornelius Calendar: The Entropy Tango 3.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575092754

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Award-winning author Michael Moorcock continuously astonishes readers and critics alike with each new literary offering. Revered for his eloquent, lyrical prose, his work is a testament to the emotional power of words. Fabulous Harbors is the second of a three-book set, and is a bridge between the novels Blood and The War Amongst the Angels. Comprised of 11 interlocking tales, Fabulous Harbors takes the reader by the hand and guides him into and through Moorcock's spectacular expanding multiverse - a luminously realized, richly layered world of fantastic invention and lovingly drawn characters. Here, in the comfort and peace of Sporting Club Square - an obscure and perhaps magical corner of London that seems oddly immune to the normal effects of time - Begg family patriarch Sir Sexton and various family members and friends gather to swap memories, anecdotes and dreams. Come, sit by the fire and listen to the continuing exploits of the brave Sam Oakenhurst, the mysterious and seductive Rose von Bek, old friend and adventure Jerry Cornelius and Elric, the brooding albino prince of ruins, among others. Haunting and compelling, Fabulous Harbors is an extraordinary achievement from a true star in the literary firmament.
Categories: Fiction

Fantasy The 101 Best Books

Fantasy  The 101 Best Books

The Cornelius Quartet: The Condition Of Muzak Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times 1. A Cornelius Calendar: The Adventures Of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century 2. A Cornelius Calendar: The Entropy Tango 3.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473219847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Fantasy is one of the most appealing and yet most puzzling of literary genres. Appealing because it can offer dreams, the fulfillment of wishes, and escape; but puzzling because it spans such a wide and diverse range of books. In Fantasy: The 100 Best Books, James Cawthorn and Michael Moorcock present a wide-ranging cross-section of the fantasy genre, from its eighteenth century Gothic origins through nineteenth century literary classics, pulp-era weird fiction, and on to modern favorites. Recognized classics are accompanied by lesser-known works ripe for rediscovery, resulting in an interestingly idiosyncratic and uniquely valuable guide to two-and-a-half centuries of fantastic stories.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The War Amongst The Angels

The War Amongst The Angels

JERRY CORNELIUS 1. 2. 3. 4. The Cornelius Quartet: The Final Programme The Cornelius Quartet: A Cure For Cancer The Cornelius Quartet: The English Assassin The Cornelius Quartet: The Condition Of Muzak Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575092761

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The lyrical genius of Michael Moorcock defies categorization; his creations soar to grand and golden places hitherto unimagined and unimaginable. In this, his most heartfelt and astonishing work to date, he carries the reader across mystical thresholds viewed from afar in the brilliant Blood and Fabulous Harbors, and reveals the mighty destinies, exemplary loves, and the true and secret histories of his most beloved and intriguing characters. It is a tale of the incomparable Rose von Bek, who discovers the myriad possibilities that life has to offer in the special, infinitely wondrous places known as the Second Ether - where time has no bounds and existence is a river of endless reinvention. Here, also, is the love of her life - the volatile and enigmatic Sam Oakenburst - and the story of the ill-fated passion of the exotic Colinda Dovero and the swashbuckling gambler Jack Karaquazian. These four together - along with their exceptional companions, including Rose's mad uncle, Michael, late of Texas - will become allies in what some call the great War in Heaven, fighting shoulder-to-shoulder against the agents of evil and stagnation, in a battle whose outcome will determine the very nature of reality itself.
Categories: Fiction

Blood

Blood

The Cornelius Quartet: The Condition Of Muzak Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times 1. A Cornelius Calendar: The Adventures Of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius In The Twentieth Century 2. A Cornelius Calendar: The Entropy Tango 3.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575092747

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The first installment of Second Ether trilogy by the award-winning author of Cornelius Chronicles. The world is swirling with entropic decay, opening pockets of chaos that draw unsuspecting souls into a paralled universe. Blood tells the heartbreaking story of two pairs of star-crossed lovers caught between the old world, a lawless society ruled by gamblers and riverboat captains, and the new reality called the "Second Ether".
Categories: Fiction

The Best of Michael Moorcock

The Best of Michael Moorcock

" With all of his finest stories finally collected in one volume, this is a long-overdue tribute to an extraordinarily gifted, versatile, and much-beloved author.

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124200655

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

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From the legendary author of the Elric sagas, this definitive collection captures the incomparable short fiction of one of science fiction and literature’s most important contemporary writers. These exceptional stories range effortlessly from the genre tales that continue to define heroic fantasy to the author’s critically acclaimed mainstream works. Classic offerings include "The Visible Men," the trilogy "My Experiences in the Third World War," "A Portrait in Ivory," and the Nebula award-winning novella "Behold the Man." With all of his finest stories finally collected in one volume, this is a long-overdue tribute to an extraordinarily gifted, versatile, and much-beloved author.
Categories: Fiction

The Laughter of Carthage

The Laughter of Carthage

The Second Volume of the Colonel Pyat Quartet Michael Moorcock. NONFICTION BOOKS Letters from Hollywood (1986) Wizardry and Wild Romance (1987); revised (2004) Fantasy: The 100 Best Books (1988); with James Cawthorn Death Is No Obstacle ...

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.
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The Entropy Exhibition

The Entropy Exhibition

The Land Leviathan: A New Scientific Romance, London, Quartet, 1974. Michael Moorcock's Karl Glogauer ... The Cornelius Chronicles (all four Cornelius novels in one paperback volume), New York, Avon, 1977. The Lives and Times of Jerry ...

Author: Colin Greenland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575127593

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. Within its pages he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing out of the genre of science fiction, energetically reworking traditional themes, images and styles as a radical response to the crisis of modern fiction. The essential paradox of the new writing lay in its fascination with 'entropy' - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. Entropy provides the key both to the anarchic vitality of the magazine and to its neglect by critics and academics, as well as its intimate connection with other cultural experiments of the 1960s. The fiction of the New Worlds writers, who included Brian Aldiss, J. G. Ballard and Moorcock himself, was not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it: 'The only truly alien planet is Earth.' The Entropy Exhibition is the first critical assessment of the literary movement known as 'New Wave' science fiction. It examines the history of the magazine and its background in the popular imagination of the 1960s, traces the strange history of sex in science fiction and analyses development in stylistic theory and practice. Detailed attention is given to each of the three principal contributors to New Worlds - Aldiss, Ballard and Moorcock. Moorcock himself is most commonly judged by his commercial fantasy novels instead of by the magazine he supported with them, but here the balance is at last redressed: New Worlds emerges as nothing less than a focus and a metaphor for many of the transformations of English and American literature in the past two decades.
Categories: Fiction

Modem Times 2 0

Modem Times 2 0

GraPhicstories andillustrated Books The Adventures of Jerry Cornelius: The English Assassin (1969– 70); with M. ... in the UK: The Cornelius Chronicles Book One & The Cornelius Chronicles Book Two (1987) a.k.a. The Cornelius Quartet ...

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

Canary Fever

Canary Fever

... under the glaring scrutiny of the Quartet, into exudations of fantasy: that Pyat's story is the multiverse ... this final volume of the CORNELIUS QUARTET, the entire Cornelius clan goes to ground in a subfusc rendering of the exact ...

Author: John Clute

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473219786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.
Categories: Literary Criticism

British Science Fiction Film and Television

British Science Fiction Film and Television

My dates for the first publications of the four novels, first published in the U.K. by Allison and Busby, come from Michael Moorcock, The Cornelius Quartet (New York: Thunder's Mouth, 2001). All subsequent page references are to this ...

Author: Tobias Hochscherf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include Hammer science fiction films, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Vengeance of Rome

The Vengeance of Rome

The final volume in the legendary Pyat Quartet: "Moorcock has the bravura of the nineteenth-century novelist; he takes risks, he uses fiction as if it were a divining rod for the age's most significant concerns."-Peter Ackroyd

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099488828

Category: Pyatnitski, Maxim Arturovich (Fictitious character)

Page: 624

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The fourth and final volume of the legendary Pyat Quartet. Born in Ukraine on the first day of the century, a Jewish anti-Semite, Pyat careered through three decades like a runaway train. Bisexual, cocaine-loving engineer/inventor/spy, he enthusiastically embraces Fascism. Hero-worshipping Mussolini, he enters the dictator's circle, enjoys a close friendship with Mussolini's wife and is sent by the Duce on a secret mission to Munich, becoming intimate with Ernst Röhm, the homosexual stormtrooper leader. His crucial role in the Nazi Party's struggle for power has him performing perverted sex acts with 'Alf', as the Fuhrer's friends call him. Pyat's extraordinary luck leaves him after he witnesses Hitler's massacre of Röhm and the SA. At last he is swallowed up in Dachau concentration camp. Thirty years later, having survived the Spanish civil war, he is living in Portobello Road and telling his tale to a writer called Moorcock.
Categories: Pyatnitski, Maxim Arturovich (Fictitious character)

Jerry Cornelius His Lives and His Times

Jerry Cornelius  His Lives and His Times

Jerry Cornelius, who first appears in The Final Programme (1968) – which assembles and co-ordinates material first ... Cornelius, who reaches his first and most telling apotheosis in the four novels comprising The Cornelius Quartet, ...

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473226487

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Jerry Cornelius is an English assassin, physicist, rock star, and messiah to the Age of Science. Mainstay of the infamous and influential magazine NEW WORLDS and star of some of Moorcock's most celebrated novels, here are the short stories which made his name. Set in a shifting, fluid version of the counter-culture 1960s, the adventures of Jerry Cornelius were among the most prominent 'New Wave' SF books. Jerry Cornelius is one of the most remarkable and distinctive characters in Moorcock's work, and his time-travelling, trippy and bizarre adventures are must-reads. Contains a wide selection of Jerry Cornelius short stories, including THE NATURE OF THE CATASTROPHE, THE ENTROPY CIRCUIT, THE DELHI DIVISION and many more.
Categories: Fiction