Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Moorcock and Moore in conversation

alan moore and michael moorcock in conversation
Dating from 2006 and convened to mark the publication of his 3875th novel* (that week) 'Vengeance of Rome' (the fourth of the Pyat Quartet) this video shows Michael Moorcock and Alan Moore engaged in a wide and free roaming conversation about Moorcock's life and work that takes in his post-war childhood, his editorship of 'New Worlds', modernism and the modern author, Jerry Cornelius, being left wing in Texas and of course, due to the occasion, Colonel Pyat and the holocaust.

It's fascinating stuff that finds these two fantastic writers, counter cultural icons and, I think most crucially here, friends really connecting in a way you don't often see in these sort of things. 

*please note that it wasn't actually his 3875th novel.  No one actually knows the true number of Michael Moorcock novels as it's potentially greater than mathematics can accomodate.



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