A Cure for Cancer
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Published||1971 (Allison & Busby)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|LC Class||PZ4.M8185 Cu PR6063.O59|
|Preceded by||The Final Programme|
|Followed by||The English Assassin|
A Cure for Cancer is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock, first published in London 1971 by Allison and Busby. The book is part of Moorcock's long-running Jerry Cornelius series.
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.
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.
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- "Ralph Willett - Moorcock's Achievement and Promise in the Jerry Cornelius Books". www.depauw.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
- "Internet Speculative Fiction Database". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "Moorcock's Miscellany". Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2007.
- Brown, Charles N.; William G. Contento. "The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984–1998)". Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
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