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Nine Hundred Grandmothers af R. A. Lafferty

Nine Hundred Grandmothers (udgave 1982)

af R. A. Lafferty (Forfatter)

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Titel:Nine Hundred Grandmothers
Forfattere:R. A. Lafferty (Forfatter)
Info:Ace Books (1982), Edition: reprint, 320 pages
Samlinger:Ace Science Fiction Specials - Carr, ed., Dit bibliotek

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Nine Hundred Grandmothers af R. A. Lafferty


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4.5 stars.
My first encounter with R. A. Laugh-ferty. His humor and cleverness are quite astounding. He sets up gags and jokes in the middle of serious situations. His humor is often so unexpectedly outrageous it is harrowing. He made me catch my breath and squint my eyes. It is all a matter of subverting expectations. And he has a way of throwing out an offensively absurd line and then justifying it a few lines later. Anything can happen at any moment. And yet it all adds up to a satisfying conclusion.

In several of the stories, RAL seems to be commenting on Capitalism, contraception, xenophobia, economy, relationships, mortality, and conventional science fiction tropes. But often, it is impossible to separate straight satire from facetious propaganda.

These stories are wacky, gruesome, inappropriate, hilarious, abstract, and still compact. They operate almost entirely on dream-logic, and are guaranteed to baffle and entertain. A few times I was ready to move on, in the sense that I felt I had already gotten the joke, but he felt the need to throw in a few more punch lines. His wit is ripe though, and holds up well with the passage of time. Some of the stories are re-readable in my opinion, but knowing the plot-twists, or predicting them can ruin part of the fun. He still reads like a Golden Age science fiction author, and can run circles around some of his contemporaries as far as plot goes.

My only gripe is his choppy, chunky, rough sentence structure. Occasionally reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's sloppily constructed, contrari-wise, underachieving sentences, Lafferty's take some getting used to. But he is worth it. The clownish antics border on bizzaro-genius. ( )
  LSPopovich | Apr 8, 2020 |
900 Grandmothers c66 Galaxy Publ
Land of the Great Horses c67 Harlan Ellison
Ginny Wrapped in the Sun c67 Galaxy Publ
The Six Finders of Time c60 Galaxy Publ
Frog on the Mountain c70 R.A. Lafferty
All the People c61 Galaxy Publ
Primary Education of the Camiroi c66 Galaxy Publ
Slow Tuesday Night c65 Galaxy Publ
Snuffles c60 Galaxy Publ
Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne c67 Galaxy Publ
Name of the Snake c64 Galaxy Publ
Narrow Valley c66 Mercury Press
Polity & Custom of the Camiroi c67 Galaxy Publ
In Our Block c65 Galaxy Publ
Hog-Belly Honey c65 Mercury Press
Seven Day Terror c62 Galaxy Publ
The Hole on the Corner c67 Damon Knight
What's the Name of That Town? c64 Galaxy Publ
Through Other Eyes c60 Columbia Publ
One At A Time c69 Damon Knight
Guesting Time c65 Galaxy Publ
Flere brugere har rapporteret denne anmeldelse som misbrug af betingelserne for brug. Det er derfor fjernet (vis).
  GalenWiley | Mar 31, 2015 |
Een verrassing die ik veel te laat ontdekt heb! ( )
  Niekchen | Mar 8, 2012 |
There is no rating. There is every rating. Lafferty just is what he is and you ingest his off-logic like a drug and follow the ride. Never get too emotionally invested, yet giggle along with his great human pessimist joke. I love this stuff and yet it never gets me too deep, so I'm compromising on a four. I agree with whoever it was who said Lafferty is weird like Dick but interested a lot more in systems than people. It's all ABOUT systems, great big Rube Goldberg devices of systems that chew folks up and spit them out weirder, and maybe you get eaten by an insect alternate universe clone of your wife along the way. ( )
2 stem Snakeshands | Jul 27, 2011 |
An entertaining collection of Lafferty's short stories that sometimes gets repetitive but is always interesting.
  ffortsa | May 16, 2011 |
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