The Blood Red Game




      The Blood Red Game
The Sundered Worlds retitled The Blood Red Game The main attraction of this story is the ideas with which it s packed The Shifter System of eleven planets orbiting around a sun traveling transversely thru the dimensions of the multiverse, phasing into normal space time for brief periods over many years, a refuge for criminals others who wish to escape Roth, the ragged planet, part of the Shifter System, sections of which orbit thru the multiverse in different directions to the others the Blood Red Game, a ritual contest of sickness self revulsion, played for the highest stakes between humans aliens of another dimension Unfortunately the ideas tend to get slightly in the way of the story At times the natural flow of the action is stopped completely to examine the implications of a situation This tends to lead to overemphasis on certain parts of the plot, which otherwise, would have been less important Nonetheless, this book sparkles with ideas makes interesting reading We see too that the multiverse of Moorcock has much in common with the inner world of Sellings The Silent Speakers These books both show that in sf, the macrocosm ultimately turns out to be identical to the microcosm Inner space outer space are in reality the same Langdon Jones, New Worlds edited Renark was born to wander under the diamond glare of a myriad suns He was never alone because he sensed the power of unseen hands which guided the ebb flow of the universe Then, after two years of watching waiting, he was ready for the great journey to the galactic rim beyond There he found himself in the arena of the Blood Red Game Stakes were high For the human race it meant extinction or rebirth. Free Read The Blood Red Game Author Michael Moorcock For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels Moorcock has mentioned The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination He became editor of Tarzan Adventures in 1956, at the age of sixteen, and later moved on to edit Sexton Blake Library As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction New Wave in the UK and indirectly in the United States His serialization of Norman Spinrad s Bug Jack Barron was notorious for causing British MPs to condemn in Parliament the Arts Council s funding of the magazine.During this time, he occasionally wrote under the pseudonym of James Colvin, a house pseudonym used by other critics on New Worlds A spoof obituary of Colvin appeared in New Worlds 197 January 1970 , written by William Barclay another Moorcock pseudonym Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials JC , and not entirely coincidentally these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his 1967 Nebula award winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time traveller who takes on the role of Christ They are also the initials of various Eternal Champion Moorcock characters such as Jerry Cornelius, Jerry Cornell and Jherek Carnelian Inrecent years, Moorcock has taken to using Warwick Colvin, Jr as yet another pseudonym, particularly in his Second Ether fiction.

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      The Blood Red Game
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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • The Blood Red Game
  • Michael Moorcock
  • English
  • 01 August 2019
  • 089559109X

10 thoughts on “ The Blood Red Game

  1. mark monday says:

    Moorcock s signature vision of a multiverse where eternal champions fight eternal battles makes an early appearance in this 1962 space opera later retconned as a part of his Von Bek cycle in the far flung future of perhaps another dimension, the moody superhuman Renark and the deadly dandy Asquiol attempt to halt the destruction of their universe by flinging themselves and a couple supporting characters into the nightmarish Sundered Worlds a solar system which drifts unpredictably Moorcock s signature vision of a multiverse where eternal champions fight eternal battles makes an early appearance in this 1962 space opera later retconned as a part of his Von Bek cycle in the far flung future of perhaps another dimension, the moody superhuman Renark and the deadly dandy Asquiol attempt to halt the destruction of their universe by flinging themselves and a couple supporting characters into the nightmarish Sundered Worlds a solar system which drifts unpredictably throughout the many dimensions the tone and atmosphere of the novel are as unpredictable as the shifting array of ...

  2. Manny says:

    Mike, great to see you How s it going Ah, not so good Magazine s in trouble again Had to write another bloody novel to keep it afloat Well, tell me about the novel What s it called The Blood Red Game I think You think You wrote it, right Yeah, well, it was two weeks ago and I must have got through a bottle and a half of Lagavulin Look, I bet it s not as bad as you re making out What s the story Um, well, there are these three guys, and one of them has superpowers, and Mike, great to see you How s it going Ah, not so good Magazine s in trouble again Had to write another bloody novel to keep it afloat Well, tell me about the novel What s it called The Blood Red Game I think You think You wrote it, right Yeah, well, it was two weeks ago and I must have got through a bottle and a half of Lagavulin Look, I bet it s not as bad as you re making out What s the story Um, well, there are these three guys, and one of them has superpowers, and they discover the universe is going to end Sounds good so far And then They save the universe Ah, no, they can t do that They organise this plan to escape from the universe and they end up in another universe Another universe Yeah, why not Only there are these dangerous aliens there and they make them play this thing they call the Blood Red Game So the guy with ...

  3. Tony Calder says:

    Sometime ago, Michael Moorcock assisted one of his many fans to work out a very rough reading order for Moorcock s Eternal Champion series Certainly not an easy task, as the different series that comprise the whole rarely have any direct or even indirect connection to one another, and perhaps not really a necessary task, as the individual series generally can be read in any order without trouble This book is listed as being next to read after The Eternal Champion, the first book in the Sometime ago, Michael Moorcock assisted one of his many fans to work out a very rough reading order for Moorcock s Eternal Champion series Certainly not an easy task, as the different series that comprise the whole rarely have any direct or even indirect connection to one another, and perhaps not really a necessary task, as the individual series generally can be read in any order without trouble This book is listed as being next to read after The Eternal Champion, the first book in the Eternal Champion cycle Somewhat strange, as Erekos doesn t appear in this book, and there...

  4. Michael B Tager says:

    It s not always fair to compare older books with books that were inspired by them but man, I ve read this book before, just in much better forms David Brin s Uplift series springs to mind, though not perfectly Regardless, this book is lacking in character development, scene setting, consistency, just about everything Even the plot, which moves forward at breakneck speed, is lacking, with giant holes and weird consistencies It s inventive as heck, though, and I can really see where other It s not always fair to...

  5. Skjam! says:

    In the distant future, Jon Renark comes to the wretched hive of scum and villainy known as Migaa, where the criminals and misfits of the galaxy have gathered It s the closest world to where the Shifter System will at some point appear, their one chance to escape the rigidly ordered society that rules humanity For the Shifter System normally exists outside the universe as we know it, orbiting into it sideways from time to time.Jon Renark has also come to go to the Shifter System, but with a In the distant future, Jon Renark comes to the wretched hive of scum and villainy known as Migaa, where the criminals and misfits of the galaxy have gathered It s the closest world to where the Shifter System will at some point appear, their one chance to escape the rigidly ordered society that rules humanity For the Shifter System normally exists outside the universe as we know it, orbiting into it sideways from time to time.Jon Renark has also come to go to the Shifter System, but with a nobler cause He is a Guide Senser, a powerful psychic able to detect the shape of things, down to the very atoms of a human body or up...

  6. William Cardini says:

    I ve read a lot of Moorcock s eternal champion fantasy novels but less of his science fiction explorations of his mythos The Sundered Worlds AKA The Blood Red Game is foundational because it contains the first vision of the multiverse, written around the time of the first Elric novellas One surprising aspect of this book was how it felt very similar to Elric Asquiol exhibits of lot of the albino s personality and there s plenty of existential striving through fields of pure formless Chaos I ve read a lot of Moorcock s eternal champion fantasy novels but less of his science fiction explorations of his mythos The Sundered Worlds AKA The Blood Red Game is foundational because it contains the first vision of the multiverse, written around the time of the first Elric novellas One surprising aspect of this book was how it felt very similar to Elric Asquiol exhibits of lot of the albino s p...

  7. John says:

    THE BLOOD RED GAME aka THE SUNDERED WORLDS was apparently Moorcock s first published novel, the result of combining two magazine novellas into one halfway cohesive narrative Unfortunately, at such an early point in his career, Moorcock lacked the writing chops to pull off such a grandiose story so jam packed with ambitious ideas As a result, some of the coolest sci fi concepts I ve ever come across wind up completely wasted in service of schlocky storytelling, underdeveloped characters, THE BLOOD RED...

  8. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here.The contents of this novel are actually from the very beginning of Moorcock s career, appearing as a pair of stories in a science fiction magazine in 1962, at around the same time as the first Elric novel, which was muchof a signpost to the type of writing he was going to go o...

  9. Robert Beveridge says:

    Michael Moorcock, The Blood Red Game Dale Press, 1970 I found it odd that this book was the only one by Dale Press in my collection until I cracked the cover Hopefully, Dale have gone out of business, but not before a long, tortured obscurity I d say a year for every typo in this book, but were that the case, they d still be around well into the twenty second century, and we can t have that.Typos that a week old dead cockroach would have caught aside, the book itself is pretty standard Michael Moorcock, The Blood Red Game Dale Press, 1970 I found it odd that this book was the only one by...

  10. Erik Graff says:

    My first months back in Chicago after leaving New York were very lonely ones Having no entertainment in my studio apartment other than a clock radio and books, I spent my first days looking for work and evenings reading, WFMT playing in the background The other tenants were friendly enough, most of them women in their seventies and above, but...

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