An Alien Heat Author:Michael Moorcock Earth of the remote future, on the brink of the end of time. Society and technology have advanced to the point where death no longer exsists, bithe hardly at all; the small remaining population is very rich, very decadent, very sophisticated, very bizarre. — The world draws its enormous power from its crazy, jewlled cities with their ripe and rot... more »ting technologies. Narure is landscaped into a thousand fantasy gardens, in artful parodies of what was once natural scenery. Snow falls in the tropics, skies are tinted by artists according to thier moods. Space travelers- even time travelers- occasionally call. Sex is a dying interest.
Jherek Carnelian, something of an oddity in this society, decides to sport an unusual affection: he will "fall in love." When Mrs. Amelia Underwood arrives, a reluctant time-traveler from Victorian London, he determines to possess her, finds himself truly in love, and plunges backward in time to capture her.« less