On This Day: R A Lafferty Died

On this day in 2002, Raphael Aloysius Rafferty passed away in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 87.

Described by The Guardian as ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’, R. A. Lafferty has influenced and inspired some of the genre’s finest modern writers – not least, Neil Gaiman.

In keeping with Gateway’s mission statement, to return the classics of SF and Fantasy to availability for a modern audience, we are delighted to be publishing eBook editions of this past master (that’s a really good pun. BTW).

You can find R.A. Lafferty’s works via his Author page on the Gateway website and read more about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.