R. A. Lafferty

R. A. Lafferty

Born: November 7, 1914

Died: March 18, 2002

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Occupation: Novelist

Biography: Raphael Aloysius 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, 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.

Source/Notes: The Hole in the Corner from Nine Hundred Grandmothers (1970)

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Source/Notes: The character of Thomas More on the future reception of his Utopia, in Ch. 2 - Past Master (1968)

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Source/Notes: Captain Roadstrum, about the planet Lotophage, Ch. 1 - Space Chantey (1968)