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An Omnibus edition of [[The Cornelius Tetralogy]] containing the revised editions of 1979.
 
An Omnibus edition of [[The Cornelius Tetralogy]] containing the revised editions of 1979.
==Contents==
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*[[The Final Programme]]
 
*[[The English Assassin]]
 
*[[A Cure for Cancer]]
 
*[[The Condition of Muzak]]
 
 
==Publishing History (UK)==
 
==Publishing History (UK)==
* Boxset, Fontana, 1979, Cover by Bill Sanderson
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* Boxset, Fontana, 1979, Cover by Bill Sanderson (contains four individual volumes)
 
* Hardcover, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-55-X, Sept 1993, £18.99
 
* Hardcover, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-55-X, Sept 1993, £18.99
 
* Trade Paperback, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-50-9, Sept 1993, £14.99
 
* Trade Paperback, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-50-9, Sept 1993, £14.99
* Paperback, Gollancz, ISBN: 978-0575092402, Aug 2013
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* Paperback, Gollancz, 1056pp., ISBN: 978-0575092402, Aug 2013, £14.99
 
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* Trade Paperback, Four Walls Eight Windows, 855pp., ISBN: 1-56858-183-1, May 2001, $22.00
 
* Trade Paperback, Four Walls Eight Windows, 855pp., ISBN: 1-56858-183-1, May 2001, $22.00
 
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==Contents==
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*[[The Final Programme]]
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*[[The English Assassin]]
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*[[A Cure for Cancer]]
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*[[The Condition of Muzak]]
  
 
==Mike Says==
 
==Mike Says==
 
*"I've always said that the [Cornelius] books are not written to be interpreted. You jump in and enjoy it or not. But if you try to make it linear or find a single 'explanation' in ther sequence, it would be a bit like trying to make sense of the entire world. I suppose it's a bit like the difference between narative painting and impressionist painting."<ref>http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showpost.php?p=105131&postcount=1</ref>
 
*"I've always said that the [Cornelius] books are not written to be interpreted. You jump in and enjoy it or not. But if you try to make it linear or find a single 'explanation' in ther sequence, it would be a bit like trying to make sense of the entire world. I suppose it's a bit like the difference between narative painting and impressionist painting."<ref>http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showpost.php?p=105131&postcount=1</ref>
 
*"I think it's certainly possible to feel nostalgia for a time you never experienced, especially for events just before and around the time of your own birth. It's part of a human curiosity to understand both the self and its relation to the general culture. I remain fascinated by the thirties, for instance, since I was born in 1939. In my Cornelius novels, which I began to work on consciously by 1970, I drew the line at 1870 and only went back that far. It seemed to me that modern times began about then and the logic and rhetoric of our own times seemed to me to begin around then. By this I mean discussion about immigration, for instance and certain ethical debates -- the Boer War divided the British intelligensia the way Vietnam divided us later -- conscious imperialism -- various forms of humanism... It's an artificial line, but it helped me frame what I was going to write about and how."<ref>[http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showpost.php?p=106180&postcount=2 Q&A Answer dated 21st June 2002]</ref>
 
*"I think it's certainly possible to feel nostalgia for a time you never experienced, especially for events just before and around the time of your own birth. It's part of a human curiosity to understand both the self and its relation to the general culture. I remain fascinated by the thirties, for instance, since I was born in 1939. In my Cornelius novels, which I began to work on consciously by 1970, I drew the line at 1870 and only went back that far. It seemed to me that modern times began about then and the logic and rhetoric of our own times seemed to me to begin around then. By this I mean discussion about immigration, for instance and certain ethical debates -- the Boer War divided the British intelligensia the way Vietnam divided us later -- conscious imperialism -- various forms of humanism... It's an artificial line, but it helped me frame what I was going to write about and how."<ref>[http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showpost.php?p=106180&postcount=2 Q&A Answer dated 21st June 2002]</ref>
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==See Also==
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* [[The Cornelius Chronicles]]
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* [[The Cornelius Chronicles Book One]]
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* [[The Cornelius Chronicles Book Two]]
  
 
==Notes==
 
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==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 6 July 2014

An Omnibus edition of The Cornelius Tetralogy containing the revised editions of 1979.

Publishing History (UK)

  • Boxset, Fontana, 1979, Cover by Bill Sanderson (contains four individual volumes)
  • Hardcover, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-55-X, Sept 1993, £18.99
  • Trade Paperback, Phoenix House, 855pp., ISBN: 1-897580-50-9, Sept 1993, £14.99
  • Paperback, Gollancz, 1056pp., ISBN: 978-0575092402, Aug 2013, £14.99

tjcq-bs_fon79.jpg tcq-hc_ph93.jpg tcq-tp_ph93.jpg tcq_goll13.jpg

Publishing History (US)

  • Trade Paperback, Four Walls Eight Windows, 855pp., ISBN: 1-56858-183-1, May 2001, $22.00

tcq_4w8w01.jpg

Contents

Mike Says

  • "I've always said that the [Cornelius] books are not written to be interpreted. You jump in and enjoy it or not. But if you try to make it linear or find a single 'explanation' in ther sequence, it would be a bit like trying to make sense of the entire world. I suppose it's a bit like the difference between narative painting and impressionist painting."[1]
  • "I think it's certainly possible to feel nostalgia for a time you never experienced, especially for events just before and around the time of your own birth. It's part of a human curiosity to understand both the self and its relation to the general culture. I remain fascinated by the thirties, for instance, since I was born in 1939. In my Cornelius novels, which I began to work on consciously by 1970, I drew the line at 1870 and only went back that far. It seemed to me that modern times began about then and the logic and rhetoric of our own times seemed to me to begin around then. By this I mean discussion about immigration, for instance and certain ethical debates -- the Boer War divided the British intelligensia the way Vietnam divided us later -- conscious imperialism -- various forms of humanism... It's an artificial line, but it helped me frame what I was going to write about and how."[2]

See Also

Notes

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