A Cure for Cancer

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A Cure for Cancer
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorMichael Moorcock
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesJerry Cornelius
GenreLiterary Fiction
Published1971 (Allison & Busby)
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages256 pp
LC ClassPZ4.M8185 Cu PR6063.O59
Preceded byThe Final Programme 
Followed byThe English Assassin 

A Cure for Cancer is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock,[1] first published in London 1971 by Allison and Busby. The book is part of Moorcock's long-running Jerry Cornelius series.[2]

The second novel of the sequence is essentially a collage of absurdist vignettes, many of which first appeared in an eclectic range of British and American magazines.[1]


Jerry inhabits a world at war with itself and, armed only with an occasional "vibragun" appears to fight "against history" for the freedom of "randomness" against the straitlaced conventions exemplified by his brother Frank. In the end Jerry's quest, oblique as it is, is perhaps more artistic than political.


  1. ^ a b "A Cure for Cancer - Michael Moorcock". www.complete-review.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ "Ralph Willett - Moorcock's Achievement and Promise in the Jerry Cornelius Books". www.depauw.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-09.

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