Sad Giant's Shield

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Sad Giant’s Shield, a short story by Michael Moorcock, featuring Elric of Melniboné and the third of four novellas, collectively published as Stormbringer, which tell the climactic conclusion of the Elric saga. First published in Science Fantasy #63 (February 1964), the periodical edited by John Carnell, who originally encouraged Moorcock to produce his early Elric stories.

Publishing History (UK):

  • Science Fantasy #63 (Nova, February 1964)
  • Stormbringer, (Herbert Jenkins, 1965) (abridged & revised)
  • Stormbringer, (Mayflower, 1969) (as above)
  • Stormbringer, (Grafton, 1985) (restored & revised)
  • The Tale of the Eternal Champion", Volume 12: Stormbringer, (Orion Books, 1993) (revised)
  • Elric, (Gollancz, 2001)[1]

Publishing History (US):


  1. Fantasy Masterworks, Volume 17