In this “spellbinding” (The Sunday Times) award-winning fantasy, the vast empire of Albion is ruled by the beautiful and forlorn queen, Gloriana, who must battle against a nefarious scoundrel, Captain Quire, and a court soured by debauchery with her wits.
First published in 1978, Gloriana is the award-winning story set in the alternate English kingdom of Albion that reimagines Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
Bawdy, cruel, and brilliant, Gloriana has been awarded the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction, and is often cited as one of the great works of speculative fiction and fantasy along the lines of J.G. Ballard, Thomas Pynchon, and Philip K. Dick.
Michael Moorcock fans will welcome the reissue of his 1978 historical fantasy, Gloriana; Or, the Unfulfill'd Queen, which won World Fantasy and British Fantasy awards. This edition includes a new introduction by Moorcock and, as an appendix, the original version of a controversial chapter that he later rewrote. Agent, Howard Morhaim. .