The Elliptical GraveR. A. Lafferty
The next great mutating of mankind is a little bit like the next massive earthquaking along the San Andreas fault: it is overdue, and it may happen at any time.
Genres: science fiction
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.
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