The Best of R.A. LaffertyR. A. Lafferty
science fiction, short stories
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:
'Eurema's Dam' - introduced by Robert Silverberg
'Continued on the Next Rock' - introduced by Nancy Kress
'Sky' - introduced by Gwenda Bond
'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.
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.