A Cure for Cancer

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A Cure for Cancer
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Michael Moorcock
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Jerry Cornelius
Genre Literary Fiction
Published 1971 (Allison & Busby)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 256 pp
ISBN 0-85031-026-1
OCLC 446616
823/.9/14
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,[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]

Plot[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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