Friday, January 8, 2016

Feast of Laughter, Vol 3 - Now In Print

Feast of Laughter, Vol 3, 2015

R. A. Lafferty was a science fiction writer from Tulsa, recognized by many writers as one of the most original authors of the Twentieth Century. These days he's mostly forgotten.

A handful of fans started a book zine for him in late 2014 and I've been fortunate enough to have fourteen or so illustrations printed in the third volume alongside critical essays, correspondence between Lafferty and Alan Dean Foster, and even a gushing interview with Harlan Ellison.

The books are available Print-on-Demand from Amazon, but a free pdf version can be downloaded from the website.

I'm very happy with the production quality of the book, both inside and out. It was a joy working on this volume and with the team of fans who found the time in their full lives to make it.

Recently, author Michael Swanwick had this to say about it on his blog:

"Feast of Laughter has to be one of the most extraordinary fannish feats of recent years. It's a full-length book/zine containing new and reprint essays, appreciations, letters, whatevers pertaining to the man who was easily the most original science fiction writer of the Twentieth Century -- Raphael Aloysius Lafferty.
R. A. Lafferty, "Ray" as his friends called him, was, during his lifetime, recognized as one of the giants of the field. Now, alas, he's close to forgotten.

But not quite! Some of the great man's friends and admirers have been working hard to reignite Lafferty's reputation. This volume of Feast of Laughter is the third collection of Laffertiana and it is a must for all serious Lafferty fans."

I'm beaming.

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