Past Master

That task: to introduce Lafferty's Past Master, a work that does not brook
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immediately, the simple part of my task is done. Only for the rest of you does the
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Past Master

Past Master

Wolf Hall meets The Man in the High Castle in this mind-bending science fiction classic, now presented in an authoritative new edition from Library of America Plucked from time, Sir Thomas More arrives on the human colony of Astrobe in the year 2535 A.D., where there is trouble in utopia: can he and his motley followers save this golden world from the Programmed Persons, and the soulless perfection they have engineered? The survival of faith itself is at stake in this thrilling, uncategorizable, wildly inventive first novel--but the adventure is more than one of ideas. As astonishingly as Philip K. Dick and other visionaries of the 1960s new wave, Lafferty turns the conventions of space-opera science fiction upside-down and inside-out. Here are fractured allegories, tales-within-tales, twinkle-in-the-eye surprises, fantastic byways, and alien subjectivities that take one's breath away. Neil Gaiman has described Lafferty "a genius, an oddball, a madman"; Gene Wolfe calls him "our most original writer." Past Master, long-hailed by insiders and now presented in authoritative form, with an introduction by Andrew Ferguson and unpublished omitted passages included in the notes, deserves to perplex and delight a wider audience.

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Past Master
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: R. A. Lafferty
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Library of America

Wolf Hall meets The Man in the High Castle in this mind-bending science fiction classic, now presented in an authoritative new edition from Library of America Plucked from time, Sir Thomas More arrives on the human colony of Astrobe in the year 2535 A.D., where there is trouble in utopia:
Past Master
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Nigel Tranter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Past Master tells the story of Patrick, Master of Gray, in the era of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, and of his remarkable daughter Mary. With the end of Elizabeth I's long reign in sight, Patrick, Master of Gray, is determined that James VI should succeed to
Digest of the Constitutions, Laws and Decisions of the Ancient Order of United Workmen
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Ancient Order of United Workmen. Supreme Lodge
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1879 - Publisher:

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Transactions of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Freemasons. Grand Lodge
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1888 - Publisher:

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Proceedings
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia
Categories: Fiction
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