The Reefs Of Earth.

By: Lafferty, R. A.

Price: £10.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Berkley X1528. SF novel.

''Lafferty's first three novels, Past Master (1968), THE REEFS OF EARTH (1968) and Space Chantey (1968 dos), all appeared within a few months of one another, causing some stir. Pre-publication praise for Past Master (including accolades from New Wave writers Samuel R Delany, Harlan Ellison and Roger Zelazny) demonstrated the impact his work was beginning to have, it places Sir Thomas More on the planet Astrobe, where he is tricked into becoming World President and suffers once again a martyr's death: the contrasts between Utopia and life are laid down without the normal derision. Space Chantey retells Homer's Odyssey as Space Opera, very rollickingly, and is the most representative of Lafferty's attempts to liberate sagas by echoing them in a rambunctious, myth-saturated, never-never-land future. In THE REEFS OF EARTH (his first-completed novel) a passel of Alien children bumptiously attempt to rid Earth of humans, and fail'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Reefs Of Earth.

Author Name: Lafferty, R. A.


Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: NY.: 1968.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 48395