R.A. Lafferty





R.A. Lafferty


Born
in Neola, Iowa, The United States
November 07, 1914

Died
March 18, 2002

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Raphael Aloysius Lafferty, published under the name R.A. Lafferty, 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, a history book, and a number of novels that could be loosely called historical fiction.

Average rating: 4.01 · 16,306 ratings · 877 reviews · 242 distinct works · Similar authors
Nine Hundred Grandmothers

4.16 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1970 — 17 editions
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Past Master

3.80 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1968 — 13 editions
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Fourth Mansions

3.96 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1969 — 7 editions
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The Devil Is Dead

4.12 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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Okla Hannali

4.17 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Reefs of Earth

3.70 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1968 — 5 editions
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Strange Doings

4.23 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Arrive at Easterwine: The A...

4.03 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1971 — 6 editions
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Space Chantey

3.90 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1968 — 5 editions
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Does Anyone Else Have Somet...

4.24 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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“Paul, there is something very slack about a future that will take a biting satire for a vapid dream.”
R.A. Lafferty, Past Master

“The opposite of liberal is stingy. The opposite of radical is superficial. The opposite of conservative is destructive. So I declare that I am a radical conservative liberal. Beware of men who use words to mean their opposites.”
R.A. Lafferty

“Christopher couldn't recall what day it was; he certainly didn't know what hour it was. It was a gray day, but there was no dullness in that gray. It was shimmering pearl-gray, of a color bounced back by shimmering water and shimmering air. It was a crimson-edged day, like a gray squirrel shot and bleeding redly from the inside and around the edges. Yes, there was the pleasant touch of death on things, gushing death and gushing life.”
R.A. Lafferty, Ringing Changes

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