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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
  • Una Persson
  • Catherine Cornelius
  • Major Nye

Jerry Cornelius short stories:

  • make list here

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