The best of R. A. Lafferty / edited by Jonathan Strahan
BOOK | Tor Essentials | 2021. | First U.S. edition.
Available at Midlothian (FIC BES)
First U.S. edition.
285 pages ; 25 cm
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book"
Not to mention R.A. Lafferty: a personal introduction / Neil Gaiman -- Slow Tuesday night / introduction by Michael Dirda -- Narrow valley / introduction by Michael Swanwick -- Nor limestone islands / introduction by Michael Bishop -- Interurban queen / introduction by Terry Bisson -- Thus we frustrate Charlemagne / introduction by Jack Dann -- In our block / introduction by Neil Gaiman -- Ride a tin can / introduction Neil Gaiman -- Nine hundred grandmothers / introduction by Patton Oswalt ; afterword by Andy Duncan -- Land of the great horses / introduction by Harlan Ellison ; afterword by Gregory Frost -- Eurema's dam / introduction by Robert Silverberg -- Selenium ghosts of the eighteen seventies / introduction by Kelly Robson -- The primary education of the Camiroi / introduction by Samuel R. Delany -- Continued on next rock / introduction by Nancy Kress ; afterword by R.A. Lafferty -- Sky / introduction by Gwenda Bond -- Cliffs that laughed / introduction by Gregory Feeley -- Seven-day terror / introduction by Connie Willis -- Boomer Flats / introduction by Cat Rambo -- Old foot forgot / introduction by John Scalzi -- The world as will and wallpaper / introduction by Samuel R. Delany -- Funnyfingers / introduction by Andrew Ferguson -- Thieving bear planet / introduction by Jeff VanderMeer -- Days of grass, days of straw / introduction by Gary K. Wolfe.
"Acclaimed as one of the most original voices in modern literature, a winner of the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (1914-2002) was an American original, a teller of acute, indescribably loopy tall tales whose work has been compared to that of Avram Davidson, Flannery O'Connor, Flann O'Brien, and Gene Wolfe. The Best of R. A. Lafferty presents 22 of his best flights of offbeat imagination, ranging from classics like "Nine Hundred Grandmothers" (basis for the later novel) and "The Primary Education of the Cameroi," to his Hugo Award-winning "Eurema's Dam." Introduced by Neil Gaiman, the volume also contains story introductions and afterwords by, among many others, Michael Dirda, Samuel R. Delany, John Scalzi, Connie Willis, Jeff VanderMeer, Kelly Robson, Harlan Ellison, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman, and Patton Oswalt"-- Provided by publisher.
Lafferty, R. A.
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