I just came across this essay - it is somewhat old, but has been revised fairly recently, as it includes references to newer authors as well as old. Maybe people here are already familiar with it, but I would like to hear people's opinions on it, whether you've read it before or this is the first time. I have my own arguments and critique of it, but since I already know those, I'd be interested in hearing what else might be said for or against his criticism. Should anyone not be familiar with him, Michael Moorcock is a British author, especially known for his fantasy series about the infamous character Elric. I haven't read anything by him myself though, so this essay is more or less my first introduction to him.