Reading the Elric books for the first time

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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by catseye yellow » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:11 am

guys i need a list of elric stories that are at least partially set in melnibone and have worthhile info on the dreaming city.

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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by mythfish » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:47 pm

finarvyn wrote: "One Life Furnished with Early Moorcock" by Neil Gaiman
That one was adapted into comic form by P. Craig Russell also!
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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by mythfish » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:49 pm

catseye yellow wrote:guys i need a list of elric stories that are at least partially set in melnibone and have worthhile info on the dreaming city.
To my knowledge the first book (Elric of Melnibone) is the only one that has any of the action taking place in Imrryr, but it has been a while since I've read some of them.
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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by Gameogre » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:27 am

Wasn't there a rpg book put out back in the day about it? I think it was a Elric the rpg game but it could have been Stormbringer rpg.

I seem to remember running a D&D game with it when my planes hopping pc's zigged left when they should have gone right.

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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by catseye yellow » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:17 am

yes there is. for elric! rpg titled just melnibone. it is quite niffty.

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Re: Reading the Elric books for the first time

Post by Griffith » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:43 am

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These are the first 3 fantasy books I read back in 1981-82. In that order too, I think. Before that it was Stephen King. Elric won me over. I was a huge fan for years. Not so much anymore. Now I like Hawkmoon and Corum better. I re-read the Hawkmoon series and the Corum series every few years or so. I've never gone back to Elric. I've tried, but I get a few pages in and I lose interest...

Cugel. The Dying Earth (1950) was very good. I read two more books in the saga and I didn't care for them at all. When it comes to Earth-at-its-end, I prefer Zothique :wink:

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