Strange Doings-R.A. Lafferty

Stories from 1960,61,62,64,67 ,69,70,71.

Lafferty is a rare author that leaves no clue about what he’s going to do next.

There are sixteen stories in the collection. My favorites:

“Sodom And Gomorrah, Texas” (1962)-Manuel is sent out to do a census. So how did High Plains, Texas end up with the largest population in the United States with the smallest people?

“World Abounding” (1971)-A crew is sent to World Abounding to see if it can be colonized. Leave it to Lafferty to come up with one of the strangest planets ever.

“Dream” (1971)-Is this the real world or is it the one with green rain?

“Incased In Ancient Rind” (1971) -A group of friends meet every hundred years for a drink and conversation. No such thing as blue skies or stars. There’s a canopy over the Earth. They talk about the blue sky days before the canopy.

R.A. Lafferty


About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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