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# Jerry Cornelius

One of Michael Moorcock's most popular fictional creations was Jerry Cornelius, a kind of hip secret agent of ambiguous sexuality; the same characters featured in each of several Cornelius books, but the individual books had little connection wiith one another, as a variation of the Multiverse theme. The first Jerry Cornelius book, The Final Programme was made into a feature film starring Jon Finch[?] and Jenny Runacre[?].

Moorcock encouraged other authors to write stories about Jerry Cornelius. (to do: give examples)

Moorcock hints in many places that Cornelius may be an aspect of the Eternal Champion. Characters from the Cornelius novels show up in much of Moorcock's other fiction: for example, Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time series has a character called Jherek Carnelian.

The Jerry Cornelius quartet of novels comprises:

• The Final Programme
• A Cure for Cancer
• The English Assassin
• The Condition of Muzak

Other Jerry Cornelius related books:

• Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius
• The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century
• Firing the Cathedral (a novella)

Other characters in the Jerry Cornelius universe:

• Miss Brunner
• Bishop Beesley
• Catherine Cornelius
• Major Nye

Jerry Cornelius short stories:

• make list here

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