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|24th September 2011, 01:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
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[j.d. asked this in the 'Another Attempt at a Moorcock Bibliography' thread but the length of my answer probably means it's better in its own thread rather than risk derailing the original thread.]
Sojan has had four iterations now:
The differences are as follows (normally I'd link to the Wikiverse articles rather than repeat everything here so I beg your collective indulgences):
1. Tarzan Adventures
3. "Sojan the Swordsman", novella
4. Sojan the Swordsman, novel
|24th September 2011, 05:11 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2006
Re: 'Sojan' versions
Thank you very much for the added information. I can see I will need to pick up a copy of this sometime in the near future (probably early next year). I have unfortunately had to cut back quite a bit on my book buying, and even with what I have been picking up, I've been having to concentrate on a narrower set of things than I would normally, in order to keep up with some things I needed for research materials, and which are not necessarily easily accessible otherwise. So my Moorcock purchases have been "on hold" the last couple of years; but I hope to rectify that early in the new year.
I look forward to seeing what the differences are, as sometimes even the small differences can have some wider ramifications in the overall structure of his work... at least in their philosophical implications, if not in the actual story or importance of plot elements, etc. A shift in emphasis can sometimes make quite a difference in the significance of a thing, and to my mind Moorcock does often does this quite well....
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