New omnibus editions of Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC saga

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by | Jun 3, 2021 | Books

The Elric of Melniboné saga get a lavish 3 volume illustrated edition for its 60th anniversary.

The Elric Saga

Michael Moorcock is one of the most influential figures in science fiction and fantasy, the author of around a hundred novels and a hundred and fifty short stories. He’s won dozens of awards and lifetime achievements from SFWA, World Fantasy Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, and the Prix Utopiales.

His Elric of Melniboné saga is a tour de force of sword & sorcery literature, wildly anarchic and inventive, and the antithesis of Tolkiens brand of fantasy. His influence can be seen across the genre; the Targaryen empire in GOT is a dead ringer for the dragon riding, debauched empire of Melniboné. Then The Witcher; a white haired anti-hero, struggling with his demons and trying to do the right thing – or is that Elric, a white haired albino?

Despite his influence the Elric books available have been pretty poor paperback versions. They have also been written and published in a slightly baffling order, Moorcock wrote the final installment early on and went back filling in the gaps. There was an excellent paperback series by Del Rey that pulled them all together with supplementary material and new intoductions, they seem to be out of print however.

Saga Press 3 book omnibus of the Elric of Melniboné epic fantasy saga

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the novels, Saga Press are publising the eleven novels in three illustrated hardback editions. The publishing dates are: September 28 with the first volume, Elric of Melniboné, followed by Stormbringer on October 26, and The White Wolf on November 30. Note that these are US publication dates, in the UK they are a little later.

These are the covers and contents:

elric of melnibone

Volume 1: Elric of Melniboné

Elric of Melniboné
The Fortress of the Pearl
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
The Weird of the White Wolf


Volume 2: Stormbringer

The Sleeping Sorceress
The Revenge of the Rose
The Bane of the Black Sword

the white wolf

Volume 3: The White Wolf

The Dreamthief’s Daughter
The Skrayling Tree
The White Wolf’s Son

They are available for pre-order from all good bookstores. And some crap ones for all we know.

Written by Iain Hazlewood

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