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Delany, Samuel R.

Works: 300 works in 1,201 publications in 20 languages and 44,065 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Novels  Records and correspondence  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, zxx, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3554.E437, 813.54
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Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this disaster zone comes a young man-poet, love, and adventurer known only as the Kid. -- Back cover
Nova by Samuel R Delany( Book )

70 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion, the most precious energy source in the universe. Captain Lorq van Ray's varied and exotic crew know their mission is dangerous, but they have no idea of Lorq's secret obsession: to gather Illyrion at source by flying through the very heart of an imploding star
Stars in my pocket like grains of sand by Samuel R Delany( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues -- technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism -- have only become more pressing with the passage of time. The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is -- you!
The Einstein intersection by Samuel R Delany( Book )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity."
Babel-17 by Samuel R Delany( Book )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast moving science fiction novel. The commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong, the cosmic poetess, linguist, and cryptographer, whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning of all the worlds' tongues. And his request placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the Alliance and the Invaders. The new weapon of the Invaders was Babel-17, a menacing hum clogging up Alliance space communications. Rydra had to decipher the communications power of Babel-17 before it could lead to intergalactic defeat. And to do that, she would have to be the target of the next outer-space attack
Trouble on Triton : an ambiguous heterotopia by Samuel R Delany( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a story as exciting as any science fiction adventure written, Samuel R. Delany's 1976 SF novel, originally published as Triton, takes us on a tour of a utopian society at war with our own Earth. High wit in this future comedy of manners allows Delany to question gender roles and sexual expectations at a level that, 20 years after it was written, still make it a coruscating portrait of "the happily reasonable man," Bron Helstrom - an immigrant to the embattled world of Triton, whose troubles become more and more complex, till there is nothing left for him to do but become a woman. Against a background of high adventure, this minuet of a novel dances from the farthest limits of the solar system to Earth's own Outer Mongolia. Alternately funny and moving, it is a wide-ranging tale in which character after character turns out not to be what he - or she - seems."--Jacket
Driftglass by Samuel R Delany( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and French and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his four-volume series Return to Neveryon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Neveryon volumes in trade paperback. The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Neveryon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame
The jewels of Aptor by Samuel R Delany( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a post-atomic future and civilization has regressed to a Middle Age like world. Geo a young student and poet, takes a job on a boat with a strange passenger, a priestess of the goddess Argo. They are heading toward a land of mutants and high radiation, Aptor, to recapture her daughter who has been kidnapped by the forces of the dark god Hama
The bridge of lost desire by Samuel R Delany( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy verhalen waarin homo-erotiek een rol speelt
They fly at Çiron by Samuel R Delany( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small village is, without warning, inundated by the army of a distant empire, the villagers must make a sudden pact with a race of flying humans dwelling high in the mountains
A reader's guide to science fiction by Baird Searles( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed rundown of the works that comprise great science fiction series
Flight from Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous land of Neveryon is one of the most vividly realized creations in all of modern fantasy. an ancient empire of exotic pleasures and nameless terrors
Atlantis : three tales by Samuel R Delany( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas by a black writer. The novella, Atlantis: Model 1924, describes the sense of wonder experienced by a 17-year-old black youth from the South on his arrival in New York, while Citre et Trans is on a black man who is raped in Greece and the effect this has on his life. By the author of Return to Neveryon
The American shore : meditations on a tale of science fiction by Thomas M. Disch--Angouleme by Samuel R Delany( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch - "Angouleme" was first published in 1978 to the intense interest of science fiction readers and the growing community of SF scholars. Recalling Nabokov's commentary on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Roland Barthes' commentary on Balzac's Sarazine, and Grabinier's reading of The Heart of Hamlet, this book-length essay helped prove the genre worthy of serious investigation. The American Shore is the third in a series of influential critical works by Samuel R. Delany, beginning with The Jewel-Hinged Jaw and Starboard Wine, first published in the late seventies and reissued over the last five years by Wesleyan University Press, which helped win Delany a Pilgrim Award for Science Fiction Scholarship from the Science Fiction Research Association of America. This edition includes the author's corrected text as well as a new introduction by Delany scholar Matthew Cheney."--Book description,
Neveryóna, or, The tale of signs and cities by Samuel R Delany( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chronicle of a long-ago land on civilisation's brink, possibly in Africa or Asia, Gorgik the Liberator's slave revolt gathers toward its conclusion. A richly written novel of myth and literacy, Nevèrÿona tells how young Pryn, who can write in this largely pre-literate land, flees her mountain village on a dragon's back for Neveryon's capital port, Kolhari, to aid Gorgik's rebelllion. Now on the Bridge of Lost Desire, now in Madam Keyne's emotionally embattled gardens, now at an empty, moonlit mansion in Nevèrÿon - Kolhari's old artistocractic neighbourhood - and finally through a journey into the dangerous south, Pryn finds more answers - and questions - about Nevèrÿon's power structure
Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery is outlawed, Nevèrÿon is free, and Gorgik the Liberator must revisit the mines for a final struggle where he himself was once a slave Alone in a deserted castle in the Nevèrÿon countryside, a great warrior and a young barbarian meet at midnight to tell each other tales from their intersecting lives. But are they really alone? And, if they aren't, what will it mean for Nevèrÿon ...? The three stories in this volume end Samuel R. Delany's Return to Nevèrÿon saga and cycle. But they are also its beginning--taking us back to the start of Gorgik's epic--although, from what we've learned from the others, even that has become an entirely new story, though not a word in it has been changed ... This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career
Phallos : enhanced and revised edition by Samuel R Delany( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delaney's story presents itself as a synopsis of an allegedly 17th century manuscript, providing a pornographic story about a Sicilian Greek in the 2nd century CE, complete with faux-philological introduction and footnotes. The protagonist of this story is searching for the stolen golden and jewelled phallos of the nameless god of Hermopolis, which is said to contain ancient secrets
The jewel-hinged jaw : notes on the language of science fiction by Samuel R Delany( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable work of science fiction criticism revised and expanded
Shorter views : queer thoughts & the politics of the paraliterary by Samuel R Delany( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant theorist and cultural critic on race, sexuality, science fiction, and the art of writing
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Alternative Names
Delaney, Chip 1942-

Delaney, Samuel R.

Delaney, Samuel R. 1942-

Delaney, Samuel Ray

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Delany, Chip

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Delany, Samuel R. (Samuel Ray), 1942-

Delany, Samuel Ray

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Delany, Samuel Ray Jr.

Dilejni, Semjuel

Samuel Delany

Samuel R. Delany Amerikaans schrijver

Samuel R. Delany amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Samuel R. Delany amerikansk författare

Samuel R. Delany amerikansk skribent

Samuel R. Delany scrittore, glottoteta e critico letterario statunitense

Σάμιουελ Ρ. Ντιλέινι

Дилэни, Сэмюэль

Самюъл Дилейни

Семюель Делені американський автор

דלני, סמואל ר., 1942-

סמואל דילייני

ساموئل رد دلانی

딜레이니, 새뮤얼 1942-


ディレイニー, サミュエル

ディレイニー, サミュエル・R

ディレーニ, サミュエル・R

ディレーニイ, サミュエル・R


NovaStars in my pocket like grains of sandThe Einstein intersectionBabel-17Trouble on Triton : an ambiguous heterotopiaTales of NevèrÿonThe jewels of AptorThey fly at Çiron