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.