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Richard Lupoff

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This is a brief discussion of Richard Lupoff and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Lupoff.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Lupoff: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Lupoff tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Lupoff worthy; in sum, to help you rank Richard Lupoff (and the works by Lupoff listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About Richard Lupoff

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

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Other Richard Lupoff Resources

Richard Lupoff Resources on the Web

As is sadly so often the case, most of the material about Lupoff appeared as obituaries. Of material more or less focussed in a general way on his works, the most helpful are a some reviews of a couple of books, Claremont Tales and Claremont Tales II, which are author-selected representative collections of some of his best shorter work (so the reviews thus necessarily discuss Lupoff in more general terms). Of the first collection, there are (at least) three: Claremont Tales by Hank Luttrell at the SF Site; Claremont Tales by Richard A. Lupoff: An Eclectic Retrospective by D. K. Latta at Strange Horizons; and The Chameleon’s Tale by Claude Lalumière at January magazine. Of the second, there is Birthday Review: Claremont Tales II (plus more short stories), by Richard A. Lupoff by Rich Horton at his blog Strange at Ecbatan.

Of the obituaries, a representative pair are Richard A. Lupoff (1935-2020) at Locus and Richard Lupoff (1935-2020) by Mike Glyer at his File 770 blog.

Other helpful pages are SF Recollections by Richard Lupoff, a brief autobiography; and “Richard Lupoff at Shorter Length” by Claude Lalumière at InfinityPlus, which also has a Lupoff interview with Nick Gevers.

For more one-off reviews, as usual Google Is Your Friend.

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Richard Lupoff Resources in Print

From the horse’s mouth we have Where Memory Hides: A Writer’s Lifeby Richard Lupoff.

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Richard Lupoff **

(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)

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