When I was a young teenager, around 13 or so, I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings for the first time. Those books captured my imagingation like no others had up to that point. My earliest memories of playing D&D, I think B/X at the time, are of making characters with names similar to those in the Tolkien books. I was particularly fond of making Dwarves and Halflings and modeling them after Gimli, Thorin, Merry, Pippin, Frodo and all the others. A year or two later as maybe a Freshman or Sophomore in High School, I found the Elric books. I believe the copies I acquired were the DAW paperbacks with the Michael Whelan covers. The cover of Stormbringer in particular caused me to take notice. I devoured those six paperbacks and they totally changed my thinking about what fantasy was and could be. Those Elric books opened up the world of Swords and Sorcery for me and were my gateway to Conan and Fafhrd and Grey Mouser and others.
I've read the Elric stories multiple times since then but have never read any of Moorcock's other works. Are there any other Moorcock fans here that can recommend some of his better other non-Elric works?
Last edited by Santaj (4/02/2014 11:29 am)