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Michael Moorcock

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Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer, particularly of science fiction and fantasy, who has published a number of well-received literary novels as well as comic thrillers, graphic novels and non-fiction. He has worked as an editor and is also a successful musician. He is best known for his novels about the character Elric of Melniboné, which were a seminal influence on the field of fantasy in the 1960s and '70s.As editor of the British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction "New Wave" in the UK and indirectly in the United States, leading to the advent of cyberpunk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Moorcock has received more than 1,532,244 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Michael Moorcock is the 1,502nd most popular writer (up from 1,566th in 2019), the 1,194th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,224th in 2019) and the 129th most popular British Writer.

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  • 32

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  • 4.31

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  • 3.36

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Among writers, Michael Moorcock ranks 1,502 out of 5,755Before him are Georges Duhamel, Gampopa, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Gottfried von Strassburg, Peter Abrahams, and Håkan Nesser. After him are Nicholas Sparks, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Raymond Roussel, Li Qingzhao, Gottfried August Bürger, and Gore Vidal.

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Among people born in 1939, Michael Moorcock ranks 100Before him are Daniel C. Tsui, Scott McKenzie, Krzysztof Zanussi, Yaphet Kotto, Carmen Salinas, and Nikola Pilić. After him are Ruggero Deodato, John O'Keefe, Ginger Baker, Jean Djorkaeff, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, and Grace Slick.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Moorcock ranks 1,194 out of 7,765Before him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Dave Murray (1956), James Jeans (1877), Hudson Taylor (1832), Fraser Stoddart (1942), and Don Airey (1948). After him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), Alan Lancaster (1949), and Samuel Pepys (1633).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Michael Moorcock ranks 129Before him are Robert Faurisson (1929), Robert Browning (1812), Joseph Needham (1900), James Murray (1837), Evelyn Waugh (1903), and Allen Carr (1934). After him are Samuel Pepys (1633), Lee Child (1954), P. D. James (1920), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), and Colin Wilson (1931).