Fourth Mansions.

By: Lafferty, R. A.

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SF novel. First published as an Ace Science Fiction Special paperback original in 1969. 1970 Nebula nominee. In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels no 45.

''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. FOURTH MANSIONS (1969), possibly his most sustained single novel, articulates with some clarity the basic underlying bent of his best work: a protagonist (or several) finds a pattern of flamboyant, arcane, dreamlike clues to a conspiracy (or conspiracies) between Good and Evil whose outcome will determine the moral nature of reality to come; and enters the fray joyously (though confusingly) upon the side of the angels'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Fourth Mansions.

Author Name: Lafferty, R. A.

Categories: Other,

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

Publisher: Dennis Dobson: London.: 1972.

ISBN Number: 0234776536

ISBN Number 13: 9780234776537

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for price-clipping.

Seller ID: 21989