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3.0 out of 5 starsNotice31 Mar 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Don't fret that this book is out of print. Actually, it is included in the omnibus entitled Sailing to Utopia, currently available from White Wolf. This is a very dark and forbidding novel set in a post-apocalyptic future, dealing with man's tendancy toward fatalism. I personally prefer more lighthearted fare, which is why I rated this book so low. If you enjoy dark fantasy, this is a good bet.
4.0 out of 5 starsOld-fashioned boys' adventure but a bit more "noir"22 Dec 2007
By Shi-Hsia Hwa - Published on Amazon.com
So far the only things I've read from Moorcock are this and a short story from him which I don't remember the title of that was collected in The Space Opera Renaissance anthology. So I don't know if this is typical of Moorcock, but both characters were such big savage macho men that it was almost funny. Even though this novel was written in the 1960s it has a really archaic sound to it.
Nevertheless, Moorcock's world-building and plot are very imaginative and enjoyable. I Read this while helping a professor do field research in the jungle; being under conditions of privation enhanced my imagination of Konrad Arflane and co. sailing across the icy wasteland of post-apocalyptic Earth.
Also, a geeky reference: in this universe, like in Frank Herbert's Dune universe, whales that have fur exist.