(urth) Question for Lafferty fans ...

Daniel Petersen danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 15:31:34 PDT 2012

My pleasure, Antonin!  Only too glad to try to help out another Laff
enthusiast.  There's a guy who comments on the blog called Andrew Ferguson
who wrote his MA dissertation on Lafferty (the only academic paper on
Lafferty so far):
 He has passed along some of this insider knowledge about upcoming
publication of Lafferty.


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Antonin Scriabin <kierkegaurdian at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Thanks for the detailed response!  It is remarkable that a writer of
> Lafferty's caliber has such a fragmented oeuvre.  As I was searching for
> more about this trilogy I came across many references to unpublished works
> of his, and of course some of the published things were limited print runs,
> chapbooks, etc.  A shame, really!  I will see if I can find *In the Wake
> of Man*, Lafferty + Wolfe will of course be a great combo.  Where did you
> happen to hear about the possibly forthcoming Lafferty reprints?  The short
> story collection seems particularly interesting; *Nine Hundred
> Grandmothers* is hands down my favorite book of short stories.  Thanks for
> the link to your blog, I remember having read some posts there after
> finding your Wolfe blog.  Good stuff!
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Daniel Petersen <
> danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Antonin, I still haven't read anything but *The Devil Is Dead*because the other volumes have been too expensive for me to obtain.  I get
>> the impression you can read at least the first two out of order, but it
>> eventually makes sense better if you read the entirety.
>> Interestingly, related to Wolfe, I believe Lafferty's novella 'From The
>> Thunder Colt's Mouth' in the affordable 'science fiction triad' called *In
>> the Wake of Man* (where Wolfe's 'Tracking Song' first appeared) is an
>> excerpt from *More Than Melchisedech*.  The novella is an interesting
>> read in itself, but I'm not sure how much it tells you about the trilogy (I
>> certainly didn't notice much connection to *The Devil is Dead*, but
>> there was an appearance from *Devil*'s protagonist, Finnegan.)
>> Whilst there is good news in the pipeline that there should be a new
>> Lafferty collection of short stories coming out in a few years' time
>> (possibly introduced by some famous authors), with more popular volumes to
>> follow such as his novels *Past Master *and *Fourth Mansions* - the Argo
>> Mythos cycle (as the volumes you're referring to are sometimes called) is
>> almost certainly not high on the publisher's priority list and so it will
>> still be quite some time before they see the light of day.
>> Since you're self-professedly curious about all things Lafferty, I highly
>> recommend a perusal of the Lafferty blog I write as some quite
>> knowledgeable people frequently comment with lots of insights and insider
>> knowledge about the publication of Lafferty.
>> http://antsofgodarequeerfish.blogspot.co.uk/
>> Take care,
>> (For those wondering what all this Lafferty stuff is doing here in a
>> Wolfe board, check out Wolfe's rather fawning comments on Lafferty here:
>> http://antsofgodarequeerfish.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/its-great-to-be-young-and-in-danger.html
>> .)
>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Antonin Scriabin <
>> kierkegaurdian at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  I was wondering if any of you have managed to get your hands on and
>>> read *Archipelago*, the first in the "Devil is Dead" trilogy.  As far
>>> as I can tell, there was only one print run of 1,000, and the copies that I
>>> find online are at least $150.  Does this work like a "regular" trilogy, in
>>> that it is necessary (or at least highly recommended) that the books be
>>> read in order?  I know with Lafferty all bets are off, so I wouldn't be
>>> surprised if I could read them out of order!
>>> I am also not sure about the last couple volume ... the Wiki says that
>>> the third book in the trilogy, *More Than Melchisedech, *is itself in
>>> three parts, that look like they were printed as chapbooks.  All are
>>> virtually impossible to find online, and incredibly expensive.  If they
>>> were printed as chapbooks, do any of you know if they have been collected
>>> elsewhere, perhaps in a science fiction anthology or something similar?  I
>>> ask because I stumbled across a nice copy of the second volume (*The
>>> Devil is Dead*) that, while still expensive, was a bit more in my price
>>> range.  Of course, I am also just plain curious about all things Lafferty I
>>> can find!
>>> *
>>> *
>>> Thanks!* *
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