The Man Who Made Models

R.A. Lafferty


In a career that began in 1959 and continued until his death in 2002, R.A. Lafferty garnered the admiration of authors and editors including Robert A.W. Lowndes, Harlan Ellison, A.A. Attanasio, Gene Wolfe, Michael Swanwick and many, many others. His body of short fiction is comprised of well over 200 stories and, despite his vast popularity, there was never a concerted effort made to produce a comprehensive collection of his short fiction, until now.
       Welcome to the first volume in a series that will run to a dozen volumes collecting all of R.A. Lafferty’s short fiction. Whether it be well-known stories such as Narrow Valley or more obscure work such as The Man Who Made Models, all will be collected here in the Lafferty Library. Each volume will feature close to 100,000 words of Lafferty’s fiction and each volume will feature an afterword by series editor John Pelan and a guest introduction by a notable author in the field of fantastic fiction.
       This first volume includes an introduction by Michael Swanwick, an afterword by John Pelan, and photographs of R.A. Lafferty. The second printing is now shipping.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by Michael Swanwick, John Pelan, and cover artist and designer Jacob McMurray.
  • Introduction by Michael Swanwick.
  • Afterword by John Pelan.
  • Photographs of R.A. Lafferty.
  • Fully cloth bound, gorgeous dustjacket, ribbon marker, head and tail bands.
  • Original book price: $50.
  • Published February 2014.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-046-6.