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RA Lafferty – The Secret Sci-fi Genius More Than Ready For A Comeback

Posted at 6:32AM Thursday 14 Aug 2014

RA Lafferty might just be the most important science-fiction writer you've never heard of.

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty – RA for the byline, "Ray" to friends – was born on 7 November 1914 but, centenary year aside, what singles out Lafferty's work from the legions of forgotten paperback SF writers is the sheer absurdity of much of his output and the singular marriage of fable, comedy and fantasy that underpins his writing – including his novels Past Master, Space Chantey and Fourth Mansions, and his huge body of short stories.

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