The Final Programme (The Cornelius Quartet 1) by Michael Moorcock

michaelmoorcockIf director Guy Ritchie’s 1960’s themed “The Man from UNCLE” film didn’t float your boat, why not tried this underground British sci-fi novel first published in the 1960s – The Final Programme by author Michael Moorcock.  Titan Books is reprinting the adventures of rock star scientist Jerry Cornelius.

First, if you’re a little unfamiliar with Michael Moorcock’s writing style, the meanings and so on, writer John Clute intros the character Jerry Cornelius and his thoughts on British sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock’s 4 book collection.  Jerry Cornelius’s brother Frank and the sexy evil Miss Brunner have concocted a plan to build the world’s ultimate super computer.  Jerry Cornelius is the key to all this and his unique family background keeps things interesting.

As I kept reading, I had lots more head scratches and questions of what am I reading here?  I do like the James Bond-style action and sexiness, but you’ll be scratching your head, “What the freak did I just read?”  Fans of sci-fi abstract should enjoy Michael Moorcock’s The Final Programme.  It’s like reading a Jackson Pollock painting.

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Paperback:  The Final Programme

Author:  Michael Moorcock

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $9.95USD

Available:  Now

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