Dedications from The Tale of the Eternal Champion omnibus series
The following dedications are all taken from the Orion/Millennium mass-market omnibus editions of The Tale of the Eternal Champion omnibus series. Most of the dedications for specific omnibuses are taken from Michael Moorcock's introductions to each volume.
Please note: this list does not include dedications for specific novels unchanged from their original publication.
- 1 VON BEK
- 2 THE ETERNAL CHAMPION
- 3 HAWKMOON
- 4 CORUM
- 5 SAILING TO UTOPIA
- 6 THE NOMADS OF THE TIME STREAMS
- 7 THE DANCERS AT THE END OF TIME
- 8 ELRIC OF MELNIBONÉ
- 9 THE NEW NATURE OF THE CATASTROPHE
- 10 THE PRINCE WITH THE SILVER HAND
- 11 LEGENDS FROM THE END OF TIME
- 12 STORMBRINGER
- 13 EARL AUBEC AND OTHER STORIES
- 14 COUNT BRASS
"For Yuka Tatara and for Yumiko
Yoshida, with thanks."
The War Hound and the World's Pain (1992)
- "For Jonathan Carroll"
The City in the Autumn Stars (1992)
- "For Colin Greenland"
THE ETERNAL CHAMPION
The Eternal Champion (1992)
- "To the memory of Douglas Fairbanks,
the greatest hero of them all"
"The correspondences between this volume and the music, in particular, of Hawkwind are well known but I was especially flattered when Sam Shepard, the writer and actor, told me he had named one of his verse collections after Hawkmoon. Later, on our album The New worlds Fair, my band Deep Fix featured Shepard's lyrics in a song by Steve Gilmore. Song for Marlene gave me my only chance to do my celebrated imitation of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express, an opportunity for which I shall always thank Sam to whom, with my friend Mr Ian Kilminster, I dedicate this particular edition."
The Jewel in the Skull (1992)
- "For Dave Brock"
The Runestaff (1992)
- "For Nik Turner"
"[Henry] Treece's books are the greatest influence on these particular stories which I dedicate here, with great pleasure, to my Cornish friends, especially David Hill, Bill Jekylls and Mike Foreman."
SAILING TO UTOPIA
"...with thanks for our years of friendship in which we discovered that we love the world and despair of it in pretty much the same way, I dedicate this book to Bob Sheckley, who helped me out of a gutter."
The Black Corridor (1993)
- "To the memory of
Bob Calvert, a rare talent"
The Distant Suns (1993)
- "To the memory of Arthur
'Atom' Thompson who helped
illuminate our days"
- "For Christian von Baudissin"
THE NOMADS OF THE TIME STREAMS
"[This] sequence is also my homage to those not-quite-forgotten writers of pre-1914 Britain whose humanity, curiosity and urgent sense of justice makes their work as relevant - and as entertaining - to our time as it was to theirs, and is dedicated with respect to W. Pett Ridge (author of Mord Em'ly) and to Pett, his son, whose interest in these books will probably have less to do with their didacticism than with their aeronautical credibility!"
The Warlord of the Air (1993)
- "For Colin Ward
international anarchist conspiracy"
The Land Leviathan (1993)
- "For Mongazi Feza,
who demanded justice"
The Steel Tsar (1993)
- "To the memory of
Michael Cornelius Dempsey,
who died, as he had lived,
a captain of his own ship"
THE DANCERS AT THE END OF TIME
"...I feel a considerable sympathy for the overshadowed Grant Allen whose work remains enormously entertaining and to whom, in retrospect, I dedicate this comedy."
The Hollow Lands (1993)
- “For Mike Harrison, Diane Boardman
and A. C. Swinburne”
The End of All Songs (1993)
- “For John Clute, Tom Disch
and Barry Pain”
ELRIC OF MELNIBONÉ
"This edition I dedicate with considerable thanks to John Davey, whose help with it has proven invaluable."
'The Dreaming City'
- "For my mother"
'While the Gods Laugh'
- "For my father"
'The Singing Citadel'
- "For E.J."
THE NEW NATURE OF THE CATASTROPHE
"And because Jerry Cornelius first came to life in their thirsty company, I dedicate this particular volume with love and great respect to my daughters Sophie and Kate whose birthdays so closely coincide with his."
THE PRINCE WITH THE SILVER HAND
"This heroic fantasy, a somewhat rougher beast than Dunsany's, is dedicated to all those old hippies with whom I have sgared an honest track or two in a kind of golden Celtic afternoon some years ago - Nik Turner, Dave Brock, Terry Ollis, Huw Lloyd Langton, Harvey Bainbridge, Simon House, Simon King, Pete Pavli, Graham Charnock, Bob Calvert, Adrian Shaw, Steve Gilmore, Lang Jones, Martin Griffin, Barnie Bubbles, Martin Stone and many others - when gods and heroes still knew how to have a damned good time."
LEGENDS FROM THE END OF TIME
"I would like to dedicate this volume jointly to [Dave] Britton and [Mike] Butterworth, for their determination to challenge our repressive press laws, to its current publisher, Anthony Cheetham, who kept us going in our darkest hour, and to that great restaurant, which witnessed more good talk for at least a quarter of a century than any other in England, the Café Royal. All were there when we most needed them."
- “To the memory of George Meredith,
who taught me, at least,
- “To Angela Carter"
- “To Iain Sinclair"
- “A little something for Alfie Bester”
'Elric at the End of Time'
- "For Terry Pratchett"
EARL AUBEC AND OTHER STORIES
"The act of publishing a story makes it at once the property of the reader. In the end it is the reader who decides what a story is worth. Therefore, with great respect, I dedicate this collection of stories to you, the reader, with my thanks."
"There are many sophisticated writers who are these days exploring the moral interface beween reality and illusion - Storm Constantine, Mary Gentle, M. John Harrison, Robert Holdstock - and those who are currently publishing in NEW WORLDS. It is such writers, specially the new ones, that I would like to salute in this final sequence - all those of you who are discovering and creating new territory and carrying your own bold, distinctive banners into the very heart of Chaos!"
Count Brass (1993)
- "To all those Nomads, especially Ian, Dave, John and Maureen, and, of course, Shane, Paul, Ed and Moe - for all their good friendship, support and enthusiasm over the years"
The Champion of Garathorm (1993)
- "To all those nomads who travel the roads of England, and enrich the world with their variety and sense of community..."
The Quest for Tanelorn (1993)
- "To all those nomads who have decided to settle in a nice spot..."