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Past Master

(1968)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In a world where wealth and comfort were free to everyone, why did so many desert paradise for he slums? Why were so many people choosing lives of bone crushing work, squalor and disease?

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"As with everything the man writes, the wind of imagination blows strongly, with the happy difference that in a novel he can reach full gale-force...this is a great galloping madman of a novel, drenched in sound and color." - Harlan Ellison


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Used availability for R A Lafferty's Past Master

Hardback Editions

September 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Master (The Garland Library of Science Fiction)
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 0-8240-1421-9 / 978-0-8240-1421-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Garland Publishing
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November 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 0-85391-079-0 / 978-0-85391-079-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rapp & Whiting Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 1-59853-646-X / 978-1-59853-646-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Library of America
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June 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 0-441-65303-0 / 978-0-441-65303-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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December 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 1-880448-99-8 / 978-1-880448-99-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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1968 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Past Master (Ace Science Fiction Special, H-54)
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 0-441-08054-5 / 978-0-441-08054-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 1-5414-0971-X / 978-1-5414-0971-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
ISBN: 1-5414-3930-9 / 978-1-5414-3930-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty, Andrew Ferguson - introduction
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty, Andrew Ferguson - introduction
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty, Andrew Ferguson - introduction
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty, Andrew Ferguson - introduction
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
Publisher: Library of America
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January 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Past Master
Author(s): R A Lafferty
Publisher: Gateway
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