Space Chantey.

By: Lafferty, R. A.

Price: £45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. First published as half of an Ace Double paperback (H-56) in 1968: this UK hardcover includes the Vaughn Bode illustrations from that edition.

''his first three novels, Past Master (1968), The Reefs of Earth (1968) and SPACE CHANTEY (1968), all appeared within a few months of one another, causing some stir. Pre-publication praise for Past Master (accolades from New-Wave writers Samuel R. Delany, Roger Zelazny and Harlan Ellison) demonstrated the impact his work was beginning to have, and, though it can be said that the US New Wave amounted more to an iconoclastic tone of voice than a programme, its generally sardonic air proved bracing to such mature writers as Lafferty, whose entry at age 45 into the field seemed to betoken its growing maturity. SPACE CHANTEY retells Homer's Odyssey as space opera, very rollickingly, and is the most representative of his attempts to liberate sagas by transposing them into a rambunctious, myth-saturated, never-never-land future'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Space Chantey.

Author Name: Lafferty, R. A.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Dennis Dobson: London.: 1976.

ISBN Number: 0234770961

ISBN Number 13: 9780234770962

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 06232