Saturday, 20 June 2015
The Whispering Swarm.
The above artwork by Mark Mc Keown (Belfast based animator and artist.)was actually also inspired by his reading this wonderful new book by the great man himself and it really is as if he is turning the pages of the opening chapters for us. Once you begin to read them you will feel like you must continue. You must go on. You must step through.
It said on the cover of this book that it is his first book in ten years. For some reason not counting his majestic Coming Of The Terraphiles. The Doctor and Amy book he wrote which stands up to rereading time and again. So many have missed a lovable treat when they passed on this book because it might appear to be part of a larger franchise. It is, it is part of a universal mind and all the better for it.As much as I enjoyed that book this one had the edge on it. It engaged me on a level that felt truly fantastical.
Like that gated and timeless community of Alsacia there is a magical relic at the heart if it which defies time and cultural change.; the memory and mind of Michael Moorcock.