Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Night Randomness

You may have noticed a tendency to randomness, chaos and anarchy in my writing, this is due in part to the influence of the writings of Michael Moorcock . He frequently deals with chaos and the Lords of Entropy in the Elric chronicals starting with Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Vol. 1). Then there is The Cornelius Quartet: The Final Program, A Cure for Cancer, The English Assassin, The Condition of Muzak which deals with social and political anarchy. He also created the concept of the multiverse as exemplified in this collection, A Nomad of the Time Streams. His books had a profound influence on me just out of collage, especially the first of the Cornelius novels, The Final Program. At the climax, in more ways than one, of the novel Jerry Cornelius merges with Miss Brunnes to become the perfect intersexed being. How I longed to be that person, that is still my ideal. His exploration of possibilities and beautiful attacks on authority helped open my mind to other ways of thinking. Go read some of his books, you will enjoy them.

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