Space Captain Roadstrum: "Space Chantey" by R. A. Lafferty

Space Chantey - R.A. Lafferty


(Original Review, 1980-11-26)


Another old Ace double that's a favourite is "Space Chantey" by R. A. Lafferty. It's sort of a retelling of "The Odyssey" in sf terms, but in typically crazed Lafferty fashion. Odysseus becomes Space Captain Roadstrum, the land of the lotus eaters becomes a planet where (shades of Tennyson) it is always afternoon, the clashing rocks become an asteroid belt and so on.

 

 

 

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