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Slothrop
06-03-2014, 11:55 PM
(Title for the benefit of Mr Tea...)

I quite fancy reading some of Michael M's stuff, partly based on a vague conviction that there must be some vaguely countercultural fantasy stuff out there somewhere that isn't just dystopian sci-fi but with wizards, and also that he might be part of it.

Worth a try? Any recommendations?

STN
07-03-2014, 08:33 AM
I really liked The Brothel on Rosenstrasse. It's not very fantasyish; it's just a load of doomed aristos hanging out in a decadent fictional Europe.

Mr. Tea
07-03-2014, 09:22 AM
(Title for the benefit of Mr Tea...)

Never had you down for a Gaiman, Slothrop...


just a load of doomed aristos hanging out in a decadent fictional Europe.

This sounds a little bit like some of the stories in Rob Chambers's The King in Yellow - am I at all close? Not read any Moorcock but Vimothy is a big fan, IIRC.

droid
07-03-2014, 10:07 AM
It has to be Elric really, though TBH, Id just go and read some Abercrombie.

connect_icut
07-03-2014, 05:42 PM
It has to be Elric really, though TBH, Id just go and read some Abercrombie.

Elric! I have read and enjoyed The Singing Citadel, The Sleeping Sorceress and Stormbringer. Basically, it's all day-glo psychedelic swords & sorcery. Silly as shit and very much of its time but if that's what you're in the mood for it really, really hits the spot.