Terminal Café

Short Stories - The Seventies

The Last Vigil

later changed to

Waiting for the End of Time...

(1970 Vision of Tomorrow)

The Nature of the Catastrophe

(1970 New Worlds Vol.53 No.197)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

The Sunset Perspective

(1970 The Disappearing Future)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

Sea Wolves

(1970 Science Against Man)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.


(1971 Frendz #3 - 5)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

All the Dead Singers


Dead Singers

(1971 - Ink)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

The Swastika Setup

(1972 Corridor #4)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

The Longford Cup

(1973 Penthouse Vol.8 No.7)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

The Entropy Circuit

(1974 An Index of Possibilities)

Also see Jerry Cornelius.

A Dead Singer


Dead Singers

(1974 - Factions)

This is a different story than the other Dead Singers.

Pale Roses

(1974 New Worlds Quarterly #7 Vol.58 No.208)

Also see The Dancers at the End of Time.

White Stars

(1975 New Worlds Quarterly #8 Vol.58 No.209)

Also see The Dancers at the End of Time.

Ancient Shadows

(1975 New Worlds Quarterly #9 Vol.58 No.210)

Also see The Dancers at the End of Time.

The Stone Thing
A Tale of Strange Parts

(1975 Triode)

Moorcock's most blisteringly serious fantasy work ever! Or maybe not. The tale of Catharz, from the land of Ghonorea and his... er... great strength?

My Life

(1975 You Always Remember The First Time)

Constant Fire

(1976 New Worlds Quarterly #10 Vol.58 No.211)

Also see The Dancers at the End of Time.

the Guardian

(1978 New Worlds Vol.60 No.212)

This is a hypothetical page from The Guardian, which is re-printed (though almost impossible to read, on account of the small size) on the first page of The Opium General.

The Last Enchantment


Jesting With Chaos

(1978 Ariel: The Book of Fantasy)

Also see Elric of Melniboné.

Going to Canada

(1978/1979 My Experiences in the Third World War)

This story begins a three part narrative, told by an unnamed KGB member. This story introduces the character and sets the political scene for the next two parts.

Leaving Pasadena

(1979/1980 My Experiences in the Third World War)

World War Three, having broken out all over the world, forces the narrator to undertake a mission to Maracaibo. Upon arriving, he experiences a short period of peace - but the war is steadily approaching.

Crossing into Cambodia

(1979 Twenty Houses of the Zodiac)

Several months later, the narrator is a "liaison officer" for a Cossack troupe, that is slowly making it's way into Cambodia. The group move onward towards their destiny. When the narrators' voice is contrasted with that of the previous two parts, one can see the change in perspective and general mental state of the narrator. This story contains some of the most horrific images I've ever read - to make a very timely and poignant statement.