The Whispering Swarm
By Michael Moorcock
Many SF authors are prolific, but Michael Moorcock is a one-man publishing industry, and is giving no indication of letting up any time soon. The Whispering Swarm is the first part of The Sanctuary of the White Friars trilogy, which is part autobiography and part . . . something else.
The hero is Michael Moorcock, a character who, not surprisingly, is someone very much like the author. This Michael Moorcock, however, is introduced to a secret place in London known as Alsacia that is a sanctuary, dimensional gateway, and surreal dream world rolled into one. It also protects a powerful secret whose fate is soon entwined with Michael’s own.