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Levitation

Levitation

Jan 2024. A brief look back at 2023 which included the award of Best Poet by the Critters Annual Readers Poll 2023, various broadcasts, performances, exhibitions, installations, republishing, a year with highs and lows…

Best SF Poet

Best SF Poet

October 2023. This month I was awarded ‘Best SF Poet’ in the 2023 National Fantasy Fan Federation Laureate Awards for Complete Poems: 1965-2020. The Laureate Awards aim to honour achievements in speculative fiction and fannish and professional…

Complete Poems: 1965-2020

Complete Poems: 1965-2020

February 2023. A book that comes in two parts: a CD selection of my readings set to music (20th Jan) and the print edition (3rd Feb), introduced by veteran poet, editor, and critic Jim Burns. Both book and CD come from growing planetary phenomenon Space Cowboy Books

Hawklords

Hawklords

October 2021: New editions of Time of the Hawklords (1976) and Queens of Deliria (1977) were published this year. Written in the 1970’s, and based on an idea by Michael Moorcock the new editions by publisher Apex-Verlag have smart new designs, fully revised…

Ecker’s Dream

Ecker’s Dream

Skelly’s angular frame bent down to pick up the object. His head bulged with forbidden law. His recently acquired companion, a small fellow named Devious, rotund like a bumble bee, with black paws, craned forward to see what he had noticed and stretched out…

What Happened in 2020

What Happened in 2020

January Hannah Nussbaum’s book found a home with Strange Attractor. The title is expected to comprise text, image and commentary based around my archive. ‘An Inward Looking Outer Space: A Brief History of Corridor’ commissioned by Corridor8 at the end of 2019, as well...

68 Cantos

68 Cantos

August 2019: 68 Cantos, a book based on my Hawklords novels, is released this month. When I was writing The Time of the Hawklords and Queens of Deleria in the late-seventies, William Burroughs was teaching the American artist and author William Weiss how to write...

Hannah Nussbaum

Hannah Nussbaum

I’m really enjoying working with Hannah on a new book, and have asked her to say a bit about what she is doing. Hannah writes: My research broadly hinges around scatological humor, doggerel, doom and post-punk, so it was not long before my path crossed with Michael,...

Butterworth

Butterworth

March 2019: This month I’m very lucky to be the subject of two books from artist Gareth Jackson’s NULL23 press. The first is Butterworth, my collected short fiction. Gareth’s full blurb reads: “NULL23 presents the collected short works of the author Michael...

My Servant the Wind

My Servant the Wind

  March 2019: The second book from NULL 23 this month is My Servant the Wind, a short novel based on my 1971 writing notebooks. Gareth’s cover blurb reads: “Navigating his story, there is nothing linear, autobiography becomes speculative fiction. In alien contacts the...