Short Stories

World Abounding
—R. A. Lafferty

  •   · Excerpt    
      "“We are on this mission because of one phrase, repeated by leaders of five different parties, and maintained in the face of vigorous courts martial,” Fairbridge Exendine, the singling leader, said with a sort of hooked wonder. “I have never been able to get that phrase out of my mind. ‘You'd never believe it’ was the phrase, and the men of the five parties, of the more than twenty parties in fact, would not elaborate on it much.”"  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 1972 Locus 8th, Best Short Fiction

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