The Hollow Lands

Michael Moorcock
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Screwball Comedy


After a brief stint trapped in an underground day school run by a robotic Nurse, Jherek Carnelian makes it back to 19th century London in search of his true love, Mrs. Amelia Underwood. This second entry in the Dancers at the End of Time trilogy is zanier that the first. Moorcock does not have to spend time setting up the details of the far future in which Jherek lives, and he can focus more on screwball comedy. H.G. Wells, Frank Harris, and other historic figures put in appearances, along with a crew of bellicose aliens whose single eye has three pupils and its at the end of a stalk. A London policeman is convinced are Latvian anarchists.