Illustrator unknown Author Michael Moorcock Year 1978 (first published 1972) Publisher New English Library ISBN 0-450-04152-2
A STARTLING NOVEL OF INHUMANITY – PAST, PRESENT AND TO COME
‘IF THERE IS A MORAL TO THIS BOOK, IT IS A SIMPLE ONE: THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS’
The terror of the Red Republic in nineteenth-century Paris; the atrocity of twentieth-century concentration camps; the uncertainty of the present, and the horrors of the future – these are just a few of Karl Glogauers’s macabre experiences as he is projected through time and space. Alternately victim, aggressor, and bystander, he rides the storm of inhumanity through the ages.
BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS is a shattering novel of cruelty and despair – science fantasy at its best, by an acknowledged master of the art.
Series Flinx of the Commonwealth
Illustrator Tim White Author Alan Dean Foster Year 1979 (first published 1977) Publisher New English Library/Ballantine ISBN 0-450-04304-5
Three entire planets are about to vanish and the Commonwealth’s scientists can do nothing to save
The disappearance of several small spaceships has proven the existence of a vast collapsar, an all-devouring black hole that is carving its way across the Galaxy. To evacuate the three planets in its course would be impossible. To stop such an incomprehensible astronomical force is not even worth contemplating.
There is a slim chance, a remote possibility that the key to survival lies with a strange and seemingly insane creature named Ab that Flinx adopts as his pet. No one knows or understands what Ab is or what powers he has. All Flinx knows is that he is suddenly very important — and with a death sentence on his head, he could soon be very dead.
Following THE TAR-AIYM KRANG and ORPHAN STAR THE END OF THE MATTER is the third book in Alan Dean Foster’s brilliant sequence featuring Flinx of the Commonwealth.