Past Master

TitlePast Master
Year for Search1968
AuthorsLafferty, R[aphael] A[loysius](1914-2002)
Tertiary AuthorsLafferty, R. A.
Date Published1968
PublisherAce Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

A future utopia, Astrolabe, the Golden Planet, finds many of its citizens abandoning the good life they have to live in a slum.  To find the cause, the leaders bring Thomas More to find the cause and the cure. The causes are boredom and the lack of religion; the cure is the introduction of Christianity.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Garland, 1975; and in American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1868-1969. Ed. Gary K. Wolfe (New York: The Library of America, 2010), 1-181 with a “Note on the Text” (730-31) and “Notes” (734-40).  U. K. ed. London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

(1914-2002)

Full Text

1968 Lafferty, R[aphael] A[loysius] (1914-2002). Past Master. New York: Ace Books. Rpt. New York: Garland, 1975; and in American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1868-1969. Ed. Gary K. Wolfe (New York: The Library of America, 2010), 1-181 with a “Note on the Text” (730-31) and “Notes” (734-40). U.K. ed. London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968. DLC, PSt

A future utopia, Astrolabe, the Golden Planet, finds many of its citizens abandoning the good life they have to live in a slum.  To find the cause, the leaders bring Thomas More to find the cause and the cure. The causes are boredom and the lack of religion; the cure is the introduction of Christianity.