Moorcock is off at full throttle. Every scene has ironic meaning. A couple of minor stories, and we’re into the lush, manic rush to Armageddon that is STORMBRINGER! Still the greatest plot on the planet, build and build until the final, cataclysmic – and said to be the best in all fantasy fiction – ending, which is completely stunning. Long before Pullman won the Whitbread Moorcock was offering this mad, bad and thoroughly humane fantasy to the world. He remains a giant.