Land of the Great Horses

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"Land of the Great Horses"
Author R. A. Lafferty
Genre(s) science fiction
Published in Dangerous Visions
Publication type Print
Publisher Doubleday
Media type short story
Publication date October 1967

"Land of the Great Horses" is a short story by R. A. Lafferty from Harlan Ellison's science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. The story takes a broad view of the earth after extraterrestrials (the Outer Visitors) return the native land of the Romany (the Land of the Great Horses[1]), on which they had been experimenting. Roma everywhere leave their work to return to it.

They then scoop up the city of Los Angeles, whose residents become the new wanderers, Angelenos. When asked what happened, they commonly reply, "They came and took our Dizz away from us."[2]

Publication history[edit]

  • Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1967 pp427–437
  • Nine hundred grandmothers (1970) R. A. Lafferty[3]
  • So frustrieren wir Karl den Grossen: erzählungen, Heyne BSF, v89 ISBN 3-453-06243-4


  • Dutch - Het Land van de Grote Paarden (1971)
  • Finnish - Suurten hevosten maa - Portti (4/1982)[4]
  • French - La terre des grands chevaux (1975)
  • German - Heimkehr der Heimatlosen (1970)
  • German - Land der grossen Pferde (1974)
  • German - Das Land der großen Pferde (1997)
  • Italian - Terra Dei Grandi Cavalli (1980)
  • Polish - Kraina wielkich koni - Foreign Literature monthly (1/1976)


  1. ^ "R. A. Lafferty". Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Angelenos". Twenty-second Century Comprehensible Encyclopedia. v1. p. 339. (fictional)
  3. ^ Lafferty, R. A. (1970-12-19). "Land of the Great Horses". Nine hundred grandmothers. Wildside Press LLC. pp. 20–28. ISBN 978-1-880448-97-7. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lafferty translated". Retrieved 19 October 2010. 

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