R. A. Lafferty RIP

I haven’t seen this mentioned on any of the geek news sites that I frequent so perhaps it got missed while everyone was busy thinking of April Fools jokes to post. One more of the great science fiction writers has died. R. A. Lafferty is dead at the age of 87. Obituaries showed up in the LA Times and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Most of his novels and short stories are out of print these days. Amazon lists a very few still available such as the short story collection, Nine Hundred Grandmothers. Oddly, it looks like his one Hugo winner, Eurema’s Dam, doesn’t appear in any of the collections still in print. Good thing there’s eBay.