Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Cover artist||Peter Dyer|
|Publisher||Secker & Warburg|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Followed by||King of the City|
Mother London (1988) is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Although the city of London itself is perhaps the central character, it follows three outpatients from a mental hospital – a music hall artist (Josef Kiss), a reclusive writer (David Mummery) and a woman just awoken from a long coma (Mary Gasalee) – who experience the history of the city from the Blitz to the late eighties through chaotic experience and sensory delusions. The novel is a non-chronological compilation of episodes, snippets and sidelines, rather than a single cohesive narrative. A piece in The Guardian called it 'a great, humane document'.
- "Internet Speculative Fiction Database". Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- "Moorcock's Miscellany". Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- Brown, Charles N.; William G. Contento. "The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984–1998)". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- Phillips, Lawrence. London Narratives: Post-War Fiction and the City, London: Continuum, 2006, p 154.
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