by Michael Moorcock, with an introduction by Roy Thomas
Blades of Mars!
Once before, physicist and warrior Michael Kane’s experiments in matter
transmission catapulted him across space and time to the verdant
and war-torn Mars of the distant past, only to wrench him back home at
his greatest moment. Now, desperate to return to the princess he loves
and the kingdom he left behind, Kane throws himself once more into
the ether, and finds himself again on Mars—but this time confronted
with man-sized spiders, ancient mutated races, and a brutal civil war
between the planet’s familiar Blue Giants. Can it be that he’s arrived
thousands of years too late to find his beloved Shizala?
The creator of Elric of Melniboné, Michael Moorcock remains one of
the most honored science fiction and fantasy authors of all time. With
Kane of Old Mars, Moorcock’s Eternal Champion returns with interplanetary
adventure in the best Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition.
“Michael Moorcock was one of the best... one who
could turn a pastiche into something far more than
mere imitation, a house of art in its own right.” —Roy Thomas, Former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics
160-page softcover trade paperback
About the Author
Michael Moorcock (1939– ) has been recognized since the 1960s as one of the most important speculative fiction writers alive. Born in London, Moorcock began editing the magazine Tarzan Adventures at the age of 15, and quickly gained notoriety for his character Elric of Melniboné, an anti-hero written as a deliberate reversal of recurring themes he saw in the writings of authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard. Many of his works, including both the Elric books and those of his popular androgynous secret agent Jerry Cornelius, are tied together around the concept of the Eternal Champion, a warrior whose many incarnations battle to maintain the balance between Law and Chaos in the multiverse, a term popularized by Moorcock referring to many overlapping dimensions or realities. In addition, Moorcock has also been recognized for his non-genre literary work, and his influence today extends into music, film, and popular culture. His writing has won numerous critical accolades, including the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement award, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
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