OH COME TO KLEPSIS TO
CLAIM YOUR SHARE...
AND BREATHE THE RANK
AND LAWLESS AIR!
Plots and intrigues and romances abound.
Smoke pictures, ghosts, and treasure chests to be found.
Magnifying monocles and hallucinogenic grapes –
the unvoiced dreams of the dregs of space.
Long John Tony Tyrone, the peg-legged historian, journeys there...
And marries a Princess with rainbow hair.
But the Ghost of Christopher Brannagan will not rest
Until mathematician Aloysius has put to the test
His theory concerning the Doomsday Equation
Which might save the planet from total devastation.
Or might not.
Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (1914–2002) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and a number of novels that could be more or less loosely called historical fiction.
R. A. Lafferty. Wikipedia.
Photo author: Keith Purtell. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.