The Best of R. A. Lafferty

The Best of R. A. Lafferty

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Acclaimed as one of the most original voices in modern literature, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty has been awarded and nominated for a multitude of accolades over the span of his career, including the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

This collection contains 22 unique tall tales, including:

Hugo Award-winning
'Eurema's Dam' - introduced by Robert Silverberg

Hugo Award-nominated
'Continued on the Next Rock' - introduced by Nancy Kress
'Sky' - introduced by Gwenda Bond

Nebula Award-nominated
'In Our Block' - introduced by Neil Gaiman

And more stories introduced by other modern masters of SF who acknowledge
R.A. Lafferty as a major influence and force in the field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 36mm | 318g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473213444
  • 9781473213449
  • 51,031

About R. A. Lafferty

R. A. Lafferty (1914-2002)
Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was an American science fiction and fantasy writer born in Neola, Iowa. His first publication of genre interest was 'Day of the Glacier' with Science Fiction Stories in January 1960, although he continued to work in the electrical business until retiring to write full-time in 1970. Over the course of his writing career, Lafferty wrote thirty-two novels and more than two hundred short stories and he was known for his original use of language, metaphor and narrative structure.
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