The cover of this book is what first attracted me. Any book that dares to place a demonic clown standing on top of the sun can be relied on to be at least mildly interesting. Of course, first I had to read the other books in the series, so now that I finally get to this book, I've found that it lives up to the weird cover. Rare science-fiction from Michael Moorcock (the other exception being A Nomad of the Time Streams), it's just as good as his others.
Some comments on the three novels:
The Wrecks of Time: Kicking off the volume off the volume with the strangest story scienifically, it gets even stranger toward the end, but the tale of Faustaff and his fight against the D-Squads is great.
The Winds of Limbo: Ah, here the clown! One of Moorcock's more political tales, it also brings back his Von Bek family, who appear to be playing on both sides of the conflict. It's very good for a story with a clown and politics.
The Shores of Death: Interestingly enough, Clovis Becker is the only definate Eternal Champion in this volume (and the only reason I know that is because he is mentioned when all the names are going through John Daker's head in the first volume). Moorcock nevers explains how or when the planet stopped spinning, which is good, because if the Earth ever stopped spinning, everyone on it would be killed by interta, which would propel us all at thousands of miles per second. Still, it doesn't get in the way of a good story.
Great trio, though the connecting material leaves a little to be desired. I couldn't figure out what it had to do with the stories, though I remember Renark Von Bek as the cosmic guy from The Sundered Worlds. I assume that the stories are memories he is thinking about, but since he never appears in the stories, it is curious as to why he remembers them. However, the connecting material is only at most a page long and this is only a minor quibble. This is required reading for any interested in fun science-fiction.