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R A Lafferty

On This Day: Damon Knight Died

On this day in 2002, one of the all-time greats of Science Fiction passed away. Author, editor, critic, fan: few people have had such a great and varied impact on modern SF as Damon Knight. From membership of seminal SF group the Futurians, through years of incisive reviews and criticism, to editorship of the influential […]

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New Title Spotlight: Past Master

As noted last Friday, R. A. Lafferty is ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’.And here is the book that set him on the path to greatness . . . The golden planet of Astrobe, made in the image of Utopia, now faced a crisis which could destroy it forever; and yet, no […]

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On This Day: R A Lafferty Died

On this day in 2002, Raphael Aloysius Rafferty passed away in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Described by The Guardian as ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’, R. A. Lafferty has influenced and inspired some of the genre’s finest modern writers – not least, Neil Gaiman. In keeping with […]

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New Title Spotlight: Nine Hundred Grandmothers

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was born in Neola, Iowa in 1914 and died in 2002. His first publication of genre interest was ‘Day of the Glacier’ in the January 1960 edition of Science Fiction Stories. Over the course of his writing career, Lafferty produced thirty-two novels and more than two hundred short stories. Nine Hundred Grandmothers, originally […]

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New Title Spotlight: The Devil is Dead

This month we are welcoming R. A. Lafferty to the SF Gateway! We understand that finding a starting point with a prolific author can be quite a challenge and with thirty-two novels and more than two hundred short stories to his name Lafferty is no exception. This month’s new title spotlight is the perfect introduction […]

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Publication Day!

The SF Gateway is off to a cracking start this year, with January bringing you 27 exciting new* titles to read! Including a hilarious Hugo Award-nominated comedy adventure by Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer, a macabre masterpiece of dark fantasy by Charles G. Finney, a whole host of brilliant titles by R.A. Lafferty and […]

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