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R. A. Lafferty

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (November 7, 1914March 18, 2002) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. [1]

71 relations: American literature, Andrew Ferguson, Arrell Gibson, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Autobiographical novel, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Bud Webster, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, California, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Catholic Church, Choctaw, Cordwainer Smith, Cyril M. Kornbluth, David Langford, David Pringle, Dee Brown (writer), Electrical engineering, Etymology, Everything2, Fantasy, Florida, Fourth Mansions, Fragile Things, Frederik Pohl, G. K. Chesterton, Gene Wolfe, Harlan Ellison, Hugo Award, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Language, Locus (magazine), Metaphor, Michael Swanwick, Mississippi, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, Morotai, Narrative structure, Nebula Award, Neil Gaiman, Neola, Iowa, New Guinea, North Carolina, Odyssey, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Past Master (novel), Perry, Oklahoma, Philip K. Dick Award, Philippines, ..., Raphael (archangel), Ray Vukcevich, Science fiction, SFX (magazine), Shaggy dog story, South Pacific Area, Tall tale, Teresa of Ávila, Terry Bisson, Texas, The Grantville Gazette, The Interior Castle, Trail of Tears, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tumblr, United States Army, University of Iowa, University of Oklahoma Press, University of Tulsa, Virginia Kidd, World Fantasy Award. Expand index (21 more) »

American literature

American literature is the literature written or produced in the area of the United States and its preceding colonies.

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Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson is an American journalist and author.

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Arrell Gibson

Arrell Morgan Gibson was a historian and author specializing in the history of the state of Oklahoma.

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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a military award of the Second World War.

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Autobiographical novel

An autobiographical novel is a form of novel using autofiction techniques, or the merging of autobiographical and fictive elements.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the State of Oklahoma, primarily in Tulsa County but also with a section of the city in western Wagoner County.

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Bud Webster

Clarence Howard "Bud" Webster (born July 27, 1952) is a science fiction and fantasy writer who is also known for his essays on both the history of science fiction and sf/fantasy anthologies as well.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is a 1970 book by American writer Dee Brown about the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century.

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California

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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Cascia Hall Preparatory School

Cascia Hall Preparatory School is an Augustinian Roman Catholic coeducational College-preparatory day school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Choctaw

The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta, Chactas, Tchakta, Chocktaw, and Chactaw) are Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (modern-day Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana).

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Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith was the pen-name used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, 1913 – August 6, 1966) for his science fiction works.

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Cyril M. Kornbluth

Cyril M. Kornbluth (July 2, 1923 – March 21, 1958) was an American science fiction author and a notable member of the Futurians.

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David Langford

David Rowland Langford (born 10 April 1953) is a British author, editor and critic, largely active within the science fiction field.

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David Pringle

David Pringle (born 1 March 1950) is a Scottish science fiction editor.

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Dee Brown (writer)

Dorris Alexander "Dee" Brown (February 29, 1908 – December 12, 2002) was an American novelist and historian.

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Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.

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Etymology

Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

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Everything2

Everything2 (styled Everything2), or E2 for short, is a collaborative Web-based community consisting of a database of interlinked user-submitted written material.

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Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

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Florida

Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.

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Fourth Mansions

Fourth Mansions is a science fiction novel by American author R. A. Lafferty, first published as an Ace Science Fiction Special in 1969.

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Fragile Things

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders is a collection of short stories and poetry by English author Neil Gaiman.

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Frederik Pohl

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.

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G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.

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Gene Wolfe

Gene Rodman Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.

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Harlan Ellison

Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer.

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Hugo Award

The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

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Indigenous peoples of the Americas

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, whereas "Amerindian" is used in Quebec and The Guianas but not commonly in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives. According to the prevailing New World migration model, migrations of humans from Asia (in particular North Asia) to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The majority of experts agree that the earliest migration via Beringia took place at least 13,500 years ago, with disputed evidence that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago. These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of creation myths. Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who, in his search for Asia, thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. The Americas came to be known as the "West Indies", a name still used to refer to the islands of the Caribbean sea. This led to the names "Indies" and "Indian", which implied some kind of racial or cultural unity among the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. This unifying concept, codified in law, religion, and politics, was not originally accepted by indigenous peoples but has been embraced by many over the last two centuries. Even though the term "Indian" often does not include the Aleuts, Inuit, or Yupik peoples, these groups are considered indigenous peoples of the Americas. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in Amazonia, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states, and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous Americans; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages, and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization, and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many Indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects, but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western society, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.

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Language

Language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so, and a language is any specific example of such a system.

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Locus (magazine)

Locus, subtitled The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, is published monthly in Oakland, California.

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Metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.

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Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is an American science fiction author.

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Mississippi

Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States.

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Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987 is a nonfiction book written by David Pringle, published by Grafton Books in 1988 (UK); next year by Peter Bedrick Books (US).

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Morotai

Morotai Island (Pulau Morotai) is an island in the Halmahera group of eastern Indonesia's Maluku Islands (Moluccas).

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Narrative structure

Narrative structure, a literary element, is generally described as the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to a reader, listener, or viewer.

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Nebula Award

The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States during the previous year.

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Neil Gaiman

Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.

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Neola, Iowa

Neola is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States.

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New Guinea

New Guinea (Papua or, historically, Irian) is a large Island in the South West Pacific region.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States.

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Odyssey

The Odyssey (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma (Cherokee: Asgaya gigageyi / ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎩᎦᎨᏱ; or translated ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ (òɡàlàhoma), Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in the South Central United States.

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is a department of the state of Oklahoma and serves as the official state library for the state of Oklahoma.

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Past Master (novel)

Past Master is a novel by science fiction writer R. A. Lafferty.

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Perry, Oklahoma

Perry is a city in, and county seat of, Noble County, Oklahoma, United States.

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Philip K. Dick Award

The Philip K. Dick Award is a science fiction award given annually at Norwescon sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and (since 2005) supported by the Philip K. Dick Trust, and named after science fiction and fantasy writer Philip K. Dick.

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Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Raphael (archangel)

Raphael (Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal") is an archangel of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, who in the Christian tradition performs all manners of healing.

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Ray Vukcevich

Ray Vukcevich (born 1946) is a writer of fantasy and literary fiction.

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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SFX (magazine)

SFX is a British magazine covering the topics of science fiction and fantasy.

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Shaggy dog story

In its original sense, a shaggy dog story is an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punchline.

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South Pacific Area

The South Pacific Area (SOPAC) was a multinational U.S.-led military command active during World War II.

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Tall tale

A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual.

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Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 15154 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer.

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Terry Bisson

Terry Ballantine Bisson (born February 12, 1942) is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.

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The Grantville Gazette

The Grantville Gazette (Grantville Gazette I or more recently yet, Grantville Gazette, Volume 1) is the first of a series of professionally selected and edited paid fan fiction anthologies set within the 1632 series inspired by Eric Flint's novel 1632.

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The Interior Castle

The Interior Castle, or The Mansions, (El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas) was written by St.

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Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Native American nations in the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States.

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Tumblr

Tumblr (stylized in its logo as tumblr.) is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.

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University of Iowa

The University of Iowa (also known as the UI, or simply Iowa) is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa.

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University of Oklahoma Press

The University of Oklahoma Press (OU Press) is the publishing arm of the University of Oklahoma.

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University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Virginia Kidd

Virginia Kidd (June 2, 1921 – January 11, 2003) was an American literary agent, writer and editor, who worked in particular in science fiction and related fields.

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World Fantasy Award

The World Fantasy Awards, established in 1975, are presented annually at the World Fantasy Convention.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._A._Lafferty

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