"This is a rich, ambitious and erudite book. . . . If one purpose of fiction is to lead us into different worlds and, as Virginia Woolf says, to make of them 'some kind of whole,' then Michael Moorcock succeeds brilliantly." —Carolyn Slaughter, Guardian
"The Laughter of Carthage and its companion volumes will be seen . . . as an imaginative record of our own time rather than as a simple reconstruction of that which has gone." —Peter Ackroyd, Sunday Times
"Michael Moorcock is an absolute wizard of a storyteller. . . . It is marvelous to meet a novelist who has the energy for the epic. It is not simply a case of energy, Mr. Moorcock is also a storyteller, an old-fashioned button-holing, 19th-century storyteller." —Stanley Reynolds, Punch
About the Author
Michael Moorcock is an award-winning author of more than 80 works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Cornelius Quartet, Doctor Who, and Elric: The Stealer of Souls. He has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, and British Science Fiction awards and is a Grandmaster of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His nonfiction has appeared in Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Bastrop, Texas. Alan Wall is a novelist, a short story writer, a poet, an essayist, and a professor of writing and literature at the University of Chester. His novels include Bless the Thief, China, The Lightning Cage, The School of Night, and Sylvie's Riddle.