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R A Lafferty

(Raphael Aloysius Lafferty)
USA (1914 - 2002)

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.
 
Non fiction
It's Down the Slippery Cellar Stairs
 
Anthologies containing stories by R A Lafferty
The Six Fingers of Time: And Other Stories (1965)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 15th Series (1966)
Nebula Award Stories 2 (1966)
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967)
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967)
     aka Step Outside Your Mind
Orbit 2 (1967)
World's Best Science Fiction 1967 (1967)
     aka World's Best SF 3rd Series
World's Best Science Fiction 1968 (1968)
The Others (1969)
Best SF 7 (1970)
Universe 1 (1971)
This Side of Infinity (1972)
Universe 2 (1972)
Nebula Award Stories 7 (1973)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)
Worlds Far and Near (1974)
The Golden Road (1974)
Universe 4 (1974)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)
The Best from Galaxy, Volume III (1975)
Spaced Out (1975)
Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF Masters (1975)
Best SF: 1974 (1975)
     aka The Year's Best Science Fiction 8
The Far Reaches of Fear (1976)
Frights: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Terror (1976)
The Hugo Winners 1971-1975 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 2: 1973 (1977)
Universe 7 (1977)
Shadows (1978)
Universe 8 (1978)
Frights 1 (1979)
Beyond Reality (1979)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
The Best of New Dimensions (1979)
Universe 10 (1980)
Aliens! (1980)
New Terrors 2 (1980)
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
Universe 12 (1982)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)
The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book (1983)
The Best from Universe (1984)
Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics (1984)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection (1986)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection (1991)
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (1991)
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993)
Strange Dreams (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993)
Invaders! (1993)
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994)
Destination Unknown (1996)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
Timegates (1997)
The Best of Crank! (1998)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998)
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000)
Aliens Among Us (2000)
The Six Fingers of Time: And Other StoriesThe Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 15th SeriesNebula Award Stories 2Dangerous Visions 3
New Worlds of FantasyOrbit 2World's Best Science Fiction 1967World's Best Science Fiction 1968
The OthersUniverse 1This Side of InfinityUniverse 2
Nebula Award Stories 7The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2Worlds Far and NearThe Golden Road
Universe 4The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3The Best from Galaxy, Volume IIISpaced Out
Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF MastersFrights: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural TerrorUniverse 7Shadows
Universe 8Frights 1The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2The Best of New Dimensions
Universe 10Aliens!New Terrors 2A Treasury of Modern Fantasy
Universe 12The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11The Science Fiction Weight-Loss BookElection Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics
The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual CollectionAmazing Stories: The AnthologyIsaac Asimov's SF-Lite
Strange DreamsThe Norton Book of Science FictionBetcha Can't Read Just OneInvaders!
Future Primitive: The New EcotopiasDestination UnknownModern Classics of FantasyTimegates
The Best of Crank!The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time GreatsThe Mammoth Book of Comic FantasyExplorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons
Aliens Among Us
 
Short stories
About a Secret Crocodile
Boomer Flats
Golden Trabant
How They Gave It Back
In the Garden
Mad Man
The Man Underneath
Maybe Jones and the City
Pig in a Pokey
Seven Story Dream
This Grand Carcass Yet
The Ultimate Creature
The Weirdest World
Adam Had Three Brothers (1960)
The Six Fingers of Time (1960)
Snuffles (1960)
Through Other Eyes (1960)
The Ugly Sea (1960)
All the People (1961)
Aloys (1961)
Rainbird (1961)
Dream (1962)
     aka Dreamworld
Seven-Day Terror (1962)
Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas (1962)
The Man with the Speckled Eyes (1964)
Name of the Snake (1964)
The Transcendent Tigers (1964)
What's the Name of That Town? (1964)
Guesting Time (1965)
Hog-Belly Honey (1965)
In Our Block (1965)Nebula (nominee)
Slow Tuesday Night (1965)Nebula (nominee)
Among the Hairy Earthmen (1966)
Narrow Valley (1966)
Nine Hundred Grandmothers [short story] (1966)
Primary Education of the Camiroi (1966)
Camels and Dromedaries, Clem (1967)
Ginny Wrapped in the Sun (1967)
The Hole on the Corner (1967)
Land of the Great Horses (1967)
The Man Who Never Was (1967)
Polity and Custom of the Camiroi (1967)
Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne (1967)
One at a Time (1968)
Cliffs That Laughed (1969)
Configuration of the North Shore (1969)
Been a Long, Long Time (1970)
Continued on Next Rock (1970)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Entire and Perfect Chrysolite (1970)Nebula (nominee)
Frog on the Mountain (1970)
Interurban Queen (1970)
Old Foot Forgot (1970)
Ride a Tin Can (1970)
All But the Words (1971)
Groaning Hinges of the World (1971)
Incased in Ancient Rind (1971)
Nor Limestone Islands (1971)
Sky (1971)Hugo (nominee)
World Abounding (1971)
Dorg (1972)
Eurema's Dam (1972)Hugo
Once on Aranea (1972)
A Special Condition in Summit City (1972)
By the Seashore (1973)
Days of Grass, Days of Straw (1973)
In Outraged Stone (1973)
Parthen (1973)
The Ungodly Mice of Doctor Drakos (1973)
The Wooly World of Barnaby Sheen (1973)
The World as Will and Wallpaper (1973)
And Name My Name (1974)
And Read the Flesh Between the Lines (1974)
Rivers of Damascus (1974)
For All Poor Folks at Picketwire (1975)
Old Halloweens on the Guna Slopes (1975)
Fog in My Throat (1976)
Oh Tell Me It Will Freeze Tonight (1976)
Brain Fever Season (1977)
Selenium Ghosts of the Eighteen Seventies (1978)
Splinters (1978)
And All the Skies Are Full of Fish (1980)
The Funny Face Murders (1980)
You Can't Go Back (1981)
Thieving Bear Planet (1982)
And Some in Velvet Gowns (1983)
The Doggone Highly Scientific Door (1983)
Oh Whatta You Do When the Well Runs Dry? (1983)
The Effigy Histories (1984)
I'll See It Done and Then I'll Die (1984)
The Man Who Made Models [short story] (1984)
Of Laughter and the Love of Friends (1984)
Two for Four Ninety-Nine (1984)
Magazine Section (1985)
Something Rich and Strange (1986)
Rainy Day in Halicarnassus (1988)
The Story of Little Briar-Rose, A Scholarly Study (1988)
I Don't Care Who Keeps the Cows (1994)
Happening in Chosky Bottoms (1995)
The Emperor's Shoestrings (1997)


Awards
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1966) : In Our Block
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1966) : Slow Tuesday Night
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1969) : Past Master
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1969) : Past Master
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1971) : Continued on Next Rock
Nebula nominee (1971) : Continued on Next Rock
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1971) : Entire and Perfect Chrysolite
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1971) : Fourth Mansions
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1972) : Sky
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Devil Is Dead
Hugo Best Short story winner (1973) : Eurema's Dam
Philip K Dick Award nominee (1982) : Aurelia
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1990)
Philip K Dick Award nominee (1992) : Iron Tears
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1992) : Lafferty In Orbit



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