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Old October 11 2011, 03:29 AM   #24
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Re: What SF/F Book Are you Reading? .. Redux

Finished Past Master, which was quite the wild trip. R.A. Lafferty has a unique voice, both darkly funny and quite moving at times, and lyrically sly in tone... I can see why it is considered a classic in some circles, I think it deserves more notice. I loved the idea that More wrote Utopia as a joke, as an example of how NOT to design a perfect world, and now he has to try to run one based in part on his book and taking it all seriously! I don't think I've read anything by him before, but I also have a short-story collection of his which is going to be high on the list now.

Next up: Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon.
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