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The Ice Schooner [BOOKS] ✪ The Ice Schooner ✬ Michael Moorcock – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Ice odyssey The world lay frozen under a thousand feet of ice and only in the Eight Cities of the Matto Grosso did men still live, hunting the wary ice whales for meat and oil, following the creed of Ice odyssey The world lay frozen under a thousand feet of ice and only in the Eight Cities of the Matto Grosso did men still live, hunting the wary ice whales for meat and oil, following the creed of the The Ice MOBI :å Ice Mother which foretold the end of all life in ultimate coldBut legend told of a city far to the north fabled New York whose towers rose above the ice, whose crypts held the forgotten lore that might bring warmth to Earth once againAnd, in the best ice ship in the Eight Cities, Konrad Arflane embarked on the impossible voyage to New York an odyssey of incredible peril and adventurewith a shattering discovery at journey s end.


10 thoughts on “The Ice Schooner

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I considered for a bit here and was sort of stuck between a 3 and a 4 Could I have gone with a 3.5 I would have I ll go with the round up and make it a 4barely It s a pretty good read.I am, on the whole, sometimes a Michael Moorcock fan but there are some of his books I intensely dislike This is a slightly repeat, slightly unusual fantasy novel The story isn t all that unusualbut the characters are There is some resemblance to Moby Dick here I ve read others say that this is I considered for a bit here and was sort of stuck between a 3 and a 4 Could I have gone with a 3.5 I would have I ll go with the round up and make it a 4barely It s a pretty good read.I am, on the whole, sometimes a Michael Moorcock fan but there are some of his books I intensely dislike This is a slightly repeat, slightly unusual fantasy novel The story isn t all that unusualbut the characters are There is some resemblance to Moby Dick here I ve read others say that this is a retelling, I m not so sure I found the book a pretty good one and if you can find it it would make a good read for most fantasy fans and also an interesting addition to the collections of Moorcock fans It s one of the peripheral parts of the Eternal Champion Cycle The search for a lost or destroyed city from the past by a pair of unconventional protagonists makes it one to recommend


  2. Craig Craig says:

    This is fine Michael Moorcock straight sf adventure, and one of his least known books It s a post catastrophe story set on a frozen Earth, but is muchinfluenced by Herman Melville than by Edgar Rice Burroughs or Robert E Howard It s a fast paced and probably very quickly written quest story in which Konrad Arflane is that a cool name for a character or what sails on seas of ice in search of the mythical lost city of New York It s a myth driven story with a twist ending that really This is fine Michael Moorcock straight sf adventure, and one of his least known books It s a post catastrophe story set on a frozen Earth, but is muchinfluenced by Herman Melville than by Edgar Rice Burroughs or Robert E Howard It s a fast paced and probably very quickly written quest story in which Konrad Arflane is that a cool name for a character or what sails on seas of ice in search of the mythical lost city of New York It s a myth driven story with a twist ending that really caught me by surprise It s not connected to Moorcock s multiverse tapestry and can be read as a quick stand alone Have a blanket close at hand you ll need it before the voyage is over


  3. Tony Calder Tony Calder says:

    Even when Moorcock writes science fiction, it still reads pretty much like fantasy, at least, that is the case in this book This is a post apocalyptic tale, although we don t discover that until the final couple of chapters.This is not one of the best examples of his work, although it s certainly readable My copy of the book indicates to me that I purchased this as a schoolboy in the 70s, and read it then, but I doubt I have read it since then, until now, which is unusual, as most Moorcock ser Even when Moorcock writes science fiction, it still reads pretty much like fantasy, at least, that is the case in this book This is a post apocalyptic tale, although we don t discover that until the final couple of chapters.This is not one of the best examples of his work, although it s certainly readable My copy of the book indicates to me that I purchased this as a schoolboy in the 70s, and read it then, but I doubt I have read it since then, until now, which is unusual, as most Moorcock series I have reread several times


  4. Robert Beveridge Robert Beveridge says:

    Michael Moorcock, The Ice Schooner Berkley, 1966 Michael Moorcock is a singularly prolific writer the number of novels and short stories that has flowed from the man s pen is almost unforgivable Over the course of the last twenty years, I ve read roughly a hundred of Moorcock s novels, maybe half again the same number of short stories So when I say that The Ice Schooner may be Moorcock s finest hour, take it with as much salt as necessary, given that I ve read such a small amount of his outp Michael Moorcock, The Ice Schooner Berkley, 1966 Michael Moorcock is a singularly prolific writer the number of novels and short stories that has flowed from the man s pen is almost unforgivable Over the course of the last twenty years, I ve read roughly a hundred of Moorcock s novels, maybe half again the same number of short stories So when I say that The Ice Schooner may be Moorcock s finest hour, take it with as much salt as necessary, given that I ve read such a small amount of his output.The Ice Schooner is Moorcock s high fantasy retelling of Moby Dick, but without the two hundred odd page how to kill, skin, and eat a whale interruption in Melville s bloated tome Actually, it s not so much a retelling as was, say, Jane Smiley s A Thousand Acres a retelling of King Lear as it is a retooling Instead of a big whale, Konrad Arflane, the book s main character, is on a quest to find the ancient, legendary city of New York One wonders if Pierre Boulle read this in the year between its publication and his writing of Planet of the Apes The quest comes not from his obsession with the city, but with another s obsession But still, when it comes right down to it, Arflane and Ahab aresimilar than just in name Certain supporting characters are also recognizable the similarities run deeper than name, too, in Urquart and Queequeg, and dandyish Manfred hasthan a bit of Ishmael about him The conscious warping of Moby Dick alone would be enough to make this novel stand out with the litt rat chaw crowd, where most of Moorcock s stuff is so easily dismissed by most of them But it s also romance in the finest sense of the word, as the word was used back in the days when Melville was writing Burly whalemen putting their lives in danger every time they harpoon a whale and whales do get harpooned here, though not in the living detail rendered them by Melville , star crossed lovers, and Manfred in the middle of it all, happy to be adventuring, despite or perhaps because of the adventure s possibly fatal nature.A word on the star crossed lovers Moorcock has a long tradition in his novels of the traditional love story even when things look bleakest for his protagonists, their lovers are beacons of hope, no matter how distant He turns his and romance s convention on its head in this novel from the moment the two lovers are introduced to one another, the air of foreboding in the novel palpably thickens You know as well as they do things are not going to turn out right for the two of them For the veteran reader of Moorcock, this is a refreshing change from the norm, especially in the Eternal Champion novels Moorcock neophytes may take a different view, as this particular pair of star crossed lovers is of the most traditional sort adulterers And, as we all know, adulterers can never get away with it The one failing the book has is in its ending The book was originally serialized in a magazine, which may account for the rather rapid fantasy clich ending Still, despite the annoying deus ex machina approach Moorcock takes in the last chapter, he does remain true to his characters Arflane and what little of his company remains when they get to the final confrontation with the white whale oops, excuse me, New York act exactly as one who has come to know them through these pages would expect them to Not that this doesn t keep Moorcock from throwing in a final, unexpected twist or two at the end Not all the loose threads get neatly tied This is a good thing Those of you, and I know you are legion, who have yet to pick up a Michael Moorcock novel, this may be the finest place you could possibly start All the brooding grandeur of high fantasy without any of the parody of, say, the Kane of Old Mars novels, and far less of the otherworldliness to be found in the Eternal Champion books Moorcock turns inward here, as Melville did in the book that he wrote as atonement for Moby Dick Pierre, ironically Melville s most hated novel by critics and fans alike at times I think I m the only person on Earth who thinks it s the best book he ever published , and what he finds is utterly fabulous


  5. Evan Evan says:

    A five star three star book, if you know what I mean In the classic tradition of the fun, competently written 70,000 word SF F novel Moorcock probably wrote this in a week or less, and it s still tons of fun to read A five star three star book, if you know what I mean In the classic tradition of the fun, competently written 70,000 word SFF novel Moorcock probably wrote this in a week or less, and it s still tons of fun to read


  6. fourtriplezed fourtriplezed says:

    Hard to not be impressed with someone that wrote some Hawkwind lyrics The only Moorcock I ever read though Recall thinking it was pretty good all those years ago Never read any, just moved on I suppose.


  7. Joachim Boaz Joachim Boaz says:

    Full review The Ice Schooner 1969 is the second of Michael Moorcock s novels I ve read the first was the equally unremarkable adventure The Warlord of the Air 1971 The Ice Schooner, an homage to seafaring works of Joseph Conrad, functions as a standalone novel without the trappings of Moorcock s multi verse mythology Despite the lack of explicit connection between this novel s hero and the eternal champion character archetype that features in s Full review The Ice Schooner 1969 is the second of Michael Moorcock s novels I ve read the first was the equally unremarkable adventure The Warlord of the Air 1971 The Ice Schooner, an homage to seafaring works of Joseph Conrad, functions as a standalone novel without the trappings of Moorcock s multi verse mythology Despite the lack of explicit connection between this novel s hero and the eternal champion character archetype that features in so many of his works, one could argue that Konrad


  8. M. Jones M. Jones says:

    This one I did actually quite like, some interesting ideas about a Snowball Earth scenario, but the same paper thin characters and scrappy writing, with an ending that felt borrowed from some Irwin Allen or Republic Saturday Matinee B Movie.


  9. Jesse Callaghan Jesse Callaghan says:

    Just as good as I remembered it Simple and effective.


  10. Andrew Andrew says:

    Set in a time of a 3000 year ice age with humanity surviving Be prepared for spoilers at the start of the book.


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