The Best of R. A. Lafferty


Author: R. A. Lafferty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473213452

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 410

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.

Iron Tears


Author: R. A. Lafferty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587151278

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 3339

R. A. Lafferty: Three Great Novels

Space Chantey, Fourth Mansions, Past Master


Author: R. A. Lafferty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473213428

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7151

Acclaimed, as one of the most original voices in modern literature, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty drew more from traditional oral storytelling techniques than from the usual pulp roots of SF. His inventive style and fondness for tall tales marked him out from his contemporaries, and writers of the calibre of Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe acknowledge him as a major influence and force in the field. His fiction has garnered numerous award wins and nominations and he has been given the prestigious SFWA Grand Master Award and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. This volume contains three of his early novels: the Hugo- and Nebula-shortlisted Past Master, space opera re-telling of The Odyssey, Space Chantey, and Fourth Mansions, also shortlisted for the Nebula.

Space Chantey


Author: Neil Gaiman,R. A. Lafferty

Publisher: Dh Press

ISBN: 9781595822208

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1056

Rediscover Hugo and Nebula award-nominated author R.A. Lafferty with this rollicking reimagining of Homer's Odyssey! Set in the far future, Space Chantey chronicles the adventures of Space Captain Roadstrum and his crew, on a journey through galaxies resonant with myth and peril as Roadstrum valiantly battles to return across the cosmos to Big Tulsa, the Capital of the World, and to his wife and young son Tele-Max.

The R.A. Lafferty Fantastic MEGAPACK®


Author: R.A. Lafferty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479421049

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 9621

Without a doubt, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (1914-2002) was one of the most quirky and unusual authors every to work in science fiction. That's saying a lot. His stories are often unusual, challenging, uncategorizable, and brilliant. This collection assembles 18 of them, including his very first story. Included are: ALOYS ADAM HAD THREE BROTHERS SEVEN-DAY TERROR DAY OF THE GLACIER SODOM AND GOMORRAH, TEXAS THROUGH OTHER EYES THE WEIRDEST WORLD THE SIX FINGERS OF TIME, by R. A. Lafferty TRY TO REMEMBER McGONIGAL'S WORM THE POLITE PEOPLE OF PUDIBUNDIA IN THE GARDEN ALL THE PEOPLE DREAM THE WAGONS OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON THE UGLY SEA SATURDAY YOU DIE If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 290+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore


Author: George Khoury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905245

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 221

View: 616

More than just a tribute book, The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore tells Moore's story, as the reclusive British author speaks enthusiastically and passionately about his life and work in an extensive series of interviews. Moore displays his trademark wit and shares his unique insight on the comics that have shaped his legendary career - from his beginnings on Swamp Thing to the present day success of his own comic book universe in America's Best Comics. Within this tome, readers will find rare strips, scripts, artwork and photographs of the author, most never published before. Also features Moore's closest collaborators elaborating in comic strip form on their relationships with Moore, including Neil Gaiman (New York Times Best Selling Author of American Gods), Dave Gibbons (Artist of Watchmen), Sam Kieth (creator of MTV's The Maxx), Kevin O'Neill, Brian Bolland and others!

Feast of Laughter 1


Author: Ktistec Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692324103


Page: 248

View: 7727

A labor of love by inspired fans, this magazine celebrates the literature of an original American treasure, R. A. Lafferty. Praised by Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe, compared to Borges and Garcia Marquez, Lafferty eludes genres. Sanguine about the availability of his writing, Lafferty fans created this enthusiastic mosaic of conversation, critique, fiction, poetry and art. Now, it's your turn. "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly." - G.K. Chesterton "The best time to write a story is yesterday. The next best time is today. By tomorrow, you may have lost something." - R.A. Lafferty TABLE OF CONTENTS The Origin of the Feast by Kevin Cheek Talking About Talking About Lafferty by Kevin A. Cheek Laffertography by Rich Persaud A Few Words About R. A. Lafferty by Eric Walker If You do not Love Words: The Pleasure of Reading Lafferty by Elaine Cochrane An Interview with John Pelan by John Owen Lafferty Deserves a Documentary - a call to action by Andrew Mass Aloysius Ascending by David Cruces An Instinct for Friendship by John Owen To Be Continued? by John Barach Up Close, and in Particular by Martin Heavisides Hillary Ardri and Jane Chantal Ardri Illustration by Lydia Petersen The Epic of Man and His Friends or Slumming It With the Ontic Outcasts or May Our Eyes Be Big Enough To Take In the Nine Hundred Percent Gain in Everything! by Daniel Otto Jack Petersen Aeviternity: R.A. Lafferty's Thomistic Philosophy of Time in the Argo Cycle by Gregorio Montejo Some notes on play, time and Catholic Social Teaching in R.A. Lafferty by John Ellison O Golden, O Silken, O Mother-Loving World! an original story by Daniel Otto Jack Petersen The Prybar Spiel by Noah Wareness The Woman Who Wondered What Onions Think by J Simon Of Crystalline Labyrinths and the New Creation by Michael Bishop The Six Fingers of Time - an essay by Andrew Ferguson The Six Fingers of Time - a review by Kevin A. Cheek The Six Fingers of Time by R. A. Lafferty List of Contributors

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century


Author: Harry Turtledove,Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345481900

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2011

LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST H. G. Wells’s seminal short story “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction’s time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including “Time’s Arrow” In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel—with appalling consequences. “Death Ship” Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future. “Yesterday was Monday” If all the world’s a stage, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage. “Rainbird” R.A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence. “Timetipping” What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem. . . . as well as stories by Poul Anderson • L. Sprague de Camp • Joe Haldeman • John Kessel • Nancy Kress • Henry Kuttner • Ursula K. Le Guin • Larry Niven • Charles Sheffield • Robert Silverberg • Connie Willis By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: our future. Note: "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury and "I'm Scared" by Jack Finney are not included in this edition.