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About Michael Moorcock
Michael Moorcock is an author and editor from England. He also doubles as a musician. He has been widely recognized for contributing immensely to the science fiction and fantasy genre of literature. Moorcock started writing in his teens. When he was 17 years of age, he was hired as the editor of the “Tarzan Adventures”. He wrote his first fiction novel titled “The Golden Barge”. In 1959, at the age of 19, he was employed at the Sexton Blake Library.
As an editor, Moorcock worked with the New Worlds, a science fiction magazine, for 27 years. His works include “Wizardry and Wild Romance: a study of epic fantasy” in 1987, “The War Hound and the World's Pain” in 1981, “The Dancers at the End of Time” in and 1972,.
He has married three times. First to Hilary Bailey in 1962 but divorced her in 1978. He later wedded Jill Riches but also divorced her. Then to Linda Steele, his third wife in 1983. His three children are Kate Moorcock-Abley, Sophie Moorcock, and Max Moorcock.
In 1993, he was the recipient of the British Fantasy Award (Committee Award). He also won the World Fantasy Award for “Life Achievement” in 2000. Also, Moorcock was the recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for “literary fantasy and science fiction” in 2008.
Additionally, he has received other individual awards for particular works such as the Nebula Award (Novella) for his book “Behold the Man” in 1967, the August Derleth Fantasy Award for “The Knight of the Swords” in 1972 and 1973, the British Fantasy Award (Best Short Story) for “The Jade Man's Eyes” in 1974, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for “Gloriana” in 1979.
His full name is Michael John Moorcock.
Moorcock became an inductee of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002.
As a musician, he has worked with different singers and bands such as Hawkwind, Robert Calvert, Spirits Burning, and Blue Öyster Cult.
During the 1976 World Fantasy Convention, Moorcock served as the Co-Guest of Honor.
He is the founder and owner of the music band named Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix.
“The Mastermind of Mars”, “The Constable of St. Nicholas”, and “The Apple Cart” were the first books Moorcock read before he started elementary school.
According to him, a second copy of “The Pilgrim's Progress” was the first book he personally bought.
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F.A.Q. about Michael Moorcock
When is his birthday?
Michael Moorcock's birthday is on December 18, 1939.
In how many days is his birthday?
Michael's birthday is in 17 days
How old is he?
He is 83 years old.
Where is Michael from?
He was born in London, England, UK.