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Cover & Synopsis: “The Warlord of the Air” by Michael Moorcock (+ Cover Gallery!)

I stumbled across this one on Amazon. It’s the upcoming reprint of Michael Moorcock’ classic novel The Warlord of the Air, first in the series A Nomad of the Time Streams.

Here’s the synopsis:

It is 1973, and the stately airships of the Great Powers hold benign sway over a peaceful world. The balance of power is maintained by the British Empire – a most equitable and just Empire, ruled by the beloved King Edward VIII. A new world order, with peace and prosperity for all under the law. Yet, moved by the politics of envy and perverse utopianism, not all of the Empire’s citizens support the marvelous equilibrium.

Flung from the North East Frontier of 1902 into this world of the future, Captain Oswald Bastable is forced to question his most cherished ideals, discovering to his horror that he has become a nomad of the time streams, eternally doomed to travel the wayward currents of a chaotic multiverse.

The first in the Nomad of the Time Streams trilogy, The Warlord of the Air sees Bastable fall in with the anarchists of this imperial society and set in train a course of events more devastating than he could ever have imagined.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (January 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1781161453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781161456

For kicks (because this is how I get my kicks), I’ve assembled this side-by-side gallery of covers for The Warlord of the Air

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