Moorcock has written an unapologetic, no holds barred, Burroughsian rip..errr.. riff. :) Complete with the same lack of wardrobe for the characters.
Michael Kane, a physicist, becomes involved with a project that can transport consciousness, it appears. Think Adam Strange sort of thing, complete with limited time of travel.
It also happens, than growing up, he lived near a French fencing master, who gave him many, many lessons.
Needless to say, he ends up projected to Mars, meets a princess, fights Blue Giant armies, has an evil raven haired sorceress femme fatale lust after and want to kill him, after seducing his princess' fiance, no less.
He also happens to rescue a relative, make friends with an enemy, and all that sort of thing.
Pure escapism, and a lot of fun.