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The Fireclown

(1965)
(The Winds of Limbo)
A novel by

 
 
Earth's future is one of peace. There are no more wars, nuclear weapons are outlawed, and technology is raising mankind to new heights. Many cities are now underground. Alain von Bek is a bastard of distinguished lineage working an unassuming job with city administration in the underground city of Switzerland. But with the appearance of a massive clownish figure calling himself the Fireclown, Alain's life and the course of Earth's future are both about to change.

The Fireclown claims to hold the keys to mankind's salvation. He carries an undeniable charisma that is winning him followers, chief among them Helen Curtis, Alain's cousin and former lover, not to mention serious candidate in the next presidential election. But there are also those who mistrust the Fireclown. At the forefront of this opposition is Minister Simon von Bek, Alain's grandfather, and Helen's chief competition in the forthcoming election.

Gradually, Alain finds himself sucked into a game of chess between these three polarizing forces, but each new revelation raises new questions, about his past and that of the world's future. He will have to put his trust in someone, and time is running out - for him and the world - to make the right choice in this story of Michael Moorcock's celebrated multiverse.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Limbo
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-5154-2373-5 / 978-1-5154-2373-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantastic Books
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Limbo
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-61720-069-7 / 978-1-61720-069-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantastic Books
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Limbo (Roc S.)
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-14-017350-1 / 978-0-14-017350-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Limbo
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-89559-055-7 / 978-0-89559-055-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dale
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January 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Winds of Limbo
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-583-12338-4 / 978-0-583-12338-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Winds of Limbo (Sphere science fiction)
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-7221-6215-4 / 978-0-7221-6215-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winds of Limbo
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Gateway
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