Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Swords and Sensibility Redux


For an April Fools gag, someone over at the TOR blog linked Jane Austen to Robert E. Howard. I should point out that (Ahem) Someone already did a similar gag back in 2007...

http://singular--points.blogspot.com/2007/03/swords-and-sensibility.html

3 comments:

Rachel said...

That is brilliant! What is it about that line that seems so appropriately matched to a 'roidy looking beefcake? I don't know, and had never thought of it before (my imagination is clearly not far-reaching), but I'll never read that scene the same way again!

I encountered a pile of free books recently and there was a stack of Michael Moorcock titles. It triggered a memory to a post of yours (which I hope is an accurate memory) and I picked them up. Do you have a suggestion for a title to start with? These are the ones I have: Elric at the End of Time, The Knight of the Swords, The King of the Swords, The Bane of the Black Sord and The Elric Saga: Part II.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

I originally cobbled that drawing together from an old P&P illustration and a drawing of Conan by John Buscema, my favorite Conan comics artist. A little cut and paste job done to get a laugh out of Beth.

I'd say start with The Bane of the Black Sword as that's a good introduction to Moorcock's signature character, Elric. The Knight and King of Swords are two parts of a three part series. See if you can find a cheap copy of the Queen of Swords and that will give you the complete first Corum story. (There's a later one comprised of three more books, but that's a separate story.) Corum is perhaps Moorcock's most mainstream fantasy series.

Rachel said...

Great! Thanks for the suggestions. I found an edition of Queen on paperbackswap so I just put in a request. The TBR pile... will it ever stop growing?