Questions tagged [lafferty]

Questions about the author R. A. Lafferty and his works.

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Skunk stew pulp fiction era

Looking for a short story from pulp era that ended with "that way lies skunk stew". I believe it was scientists in a lab developing time travel device. They test it and they're alchemists working on ...
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Looking for title author of Infinite Monkey book

Some time ago (around 1998), a co-worker told me about a book that revolved around the Infinite Monkey Thereom. The protagonist was somehow made the manager of the project, in which he had to start ...
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Story about a boy who made a device to make things disappear

Help to find a really short story about small boy from large family who made a really simple device (IIRC it consisted of tin can and two paper circles) which could make things disappear if you look ...
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Story concerning large pictures with microscopic detail

This is one I kept meaning to ask but eventually tracked down myself. I would have read this story about 40 years ago (give or take a couple of years). In those days I read a lot of anthologies of ...
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Story about a person who could speed up temporarily

The only thing I remember about the story (or possibly novel) was that the main character (and possibly some of his colleagues) could temporarily speed up. I think it took a toll on them, and they ...
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Story where man goes to borrow money from odd community of hoarders

I'm trying to find a story that I read around 1970. It was about a man who went to borrow money from a community of people, deemed undesirable or unusual at least. These people saved everything; they ...
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Reading order for the novels of R. A. Lafferty

I've listed below 13 of R. A. Lafferty's SF novels, omitting non-SF works such as Okla Hannali and The Fall of Rome, and limiting the list to works which are currently available at reasonable prices, ...
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Story featuring a machine which lets you see the world through another's eyes

Looking for this story: A scientist invents a machine which lets you see the world through someone else's eyes by putting your consciousness into their brain somehow. He then invites a party of 7 ...
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Short story with space cannibals and a missionary

Trying to find a short story I read a long time ago: A Christian missionary travels to a planet populated by humans (or human-looking aliens) to spread the good word. The natives welcome him and ...
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Looking for a story about a time traveller talking to his younger self [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story about a man able to travel in time. Every time he visits the past, he instructs his younger self about how to be successful in life, gaining more experience following each ...