The Final Programme by Michael Moorcock

The book follows the adventures of Jerry Cornelius, a hip, amoral, and sexually ambiguous anti-hero, who is an incarnation of the Eternal Champion, a recurring character in the author's works. Set in a dystopian near-future, Cornelius is a physicist and playboy who becomes embroiled in a quest to construct the perfect human being through the Final Programme, a project that aims to create a new messiah figure for a world on the brink of collapse. The narrative is characterized by its satirical tone, blending elements of science fiction, dark humor, and countercultural commentary, as Cornelius navigates a landscape of eccentric characters, chaotic events, and shifting allegiances.

The 9897th greatest book of all time


Published
1968
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
156-192
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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