Tales of the Texas Woods by Michael Moorcock

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Michael Moorcock's first vivid encounter with the West was watching Gary Cooper, a dandified Plainsman, featured on a program with an equally dashing Joel McCrea. Buffalo Bill had been shot in old-fashioned Technicolor and captured exactly the quality of the Western annuals, with titles like Scouts in Buckskin and Heroes of the Prairie, that he inherited from his father and grandfather.

That early exposure along with Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy creator Clarence E. Mulford led Michael Moorcock on a life long love affair with the American West. This influence would help Moorcock to create some of the most popular characters in imaginative fiction.

Tales Of The Texas Woods has the famed Masked Buckaroo challenge the Apaches and their enigmatic leader El Lobo Blanco, the White Wolf! This original novella allows a glimpse of Elric in a Multiverse adventure. Then you learn how Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of the Texan's honor and an adventure of the Eternal Champion in Sir Milk and Blood. Thrill to the adventures of Johnny Lonesome! Plus seven more startling stories from the mind of England and Texas' greatest author of fantasy and science fiction.

In this book of never-before-collected tales experience the many worlds of the man that the London Times called "a myth-maker" through a uniquely western slant. Complete with essays on western film and fiction, this unique collection is a book that only a master craftsman like Michael Moorcock could write. So mosey on up and take a seat, pardner and read a collection of Western tales from Texas with a little sidetrip to London thrown in.


About Michael Moorcock

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Michael Moorcock is an award-winning author who has written more than 80 works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Cornelius Quartet, Doctor Who, and Elric: The Stealer of Souls. His nonfiction has appeared in Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Bastrop, Texas. Allan Kausch is the editor of more than 1,100 projects for Lucasfilm Ltd., and has also edited five volumes of Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, in addition to 80 other books. He lives in San Francisco. Iain Sinclair is the author of Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital, and A Walk Around the M25.
Published September 1, 1997 by M O J O Pr. 158 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This engrossing miscellany of essays, reviews and short stories abounds with fascinating commentaries on popular culture, and with incongruities not unlike those that distinguish Moorcock's fantasy fi

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