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Delany, Samuel R.

Works: 262 works in 952 publications in 13 languages and 35,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Horror comic books, strips, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Editor, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.E437, 813.54
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The Einstein intersection by Samuel R Delany ( )
35 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,266 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."
Atlantis three tales by Samuel R Delany ( )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,758 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
Trouble on Triton an ambiguous heterotopia by Samuel R Delany ( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,401 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."--BOOK JACKET
Babel-17 ; Empire star by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
68 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Babel-17," Rydra Wong, a poet and code expert, must break an enemy government's code, but discovers that the code is really a supersophisticated language, while in "Empire Star," a simple-minded teenager is entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world
Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
33 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 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
Stars in my pocket like grains of sand by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 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!
Nova by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
58 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A breakneck race through tomorrow’s marvels In 3172, the universe is divided between three political units: the stars and worlds of Draco, with Earth as its power center; the Pleiades Federation, on whose capital world, New Ark, lives the incredibly wealthy Von Ray family, descended from well-heeled merchants whose ancestors made their fortune as pirates; and the Outer Colonies, where, in their underwater mines, tiny quantities of the fabulously valuable Illyrion have been discovered. Lorq Von Ray was a playboy and young space-yacht-racing captain who, at a party at Earth’s Paris, clashed with Draco’s Prince Red. This sets Lorq on a demonic quest, through which he hopes to find vengeance. When a star goes nova and implodes, in the seething stellar wreckage for a few days—even hours—lie tons of Illyrion, the element that makes interstellar travel possible. To help him secure the priceless fuel, Lorq recruits a gypsy musician, a would-be novelist, and some other ragtag misfits. But an even more dangerous fuel than Illyrion is revenge . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career
Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge of history, civilization emerges from chaos A boy of the bustling, colorful docks of port Kolhari, during a political coup, fifteen-year-old Gorgik, once his parents are killed, is taken a slave and transported to the government obsidian mines at the foot of the Faltha mountains. When, in the savagely primitive land of Neveryon, finally he wins his freedom, Gorgik is ready to lead a rebellion against the rulers of this barely civilized land. His is the through-story that, now in the background, now in the foreground, connects these first five stories, in Tales of Neveryon'and, indeed, all the eleven stories, novellas, and novels that comprise Delany's epic fantasy series, Return to Neveryon, where we can watch civilization first develop money, writing, labor, and that grounding of all civilizations since: capital itself. In these sagas of barbarism, new knowledge, and sex, you'll find far more than in most sword-and-sorcery. They are an epic feat of language, an ironic analysis of the foundations of civilization, and a reminder that no weapon is more powerful than a well-honed legend. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career
Flight from Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany ( )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novellas and a full-length novel of Neveryon, the land at the limit of history In The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals, a disease has come to Neveryon. Men, rich and poor, have been stricken with it'but far fewer women. More and more die, and no one recovers. The illness seems to have first come from the Bridge of Lost Desire, a hangout for prostitutes male and female, but its spread through the city has been terrifying. And it will change Neveryon forever, both its sexual and its political landscape. Written in 1984, The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals is an astute fictionalization of New York City in the first two years of the AIDS crisis. Interwoven with the ancient story are Samuel R. Delany's modern accounts of what went on in the meanest streets of Gotham during that time. This wholly original novel (the first novel about AIDS from a major American publisher) is presented along with two other stories about mummers, prostitutes, and street people in the fantastic land of Neveryon and its capital, port Kolhari'an ancient city that becomes more and more modern with each story. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career
Neveryóna, or, The tale of signs and cities by Samuel R Delany ( )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sandman : a game of you by Neil Gaiman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The Doll's House, who here finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld
Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany ( )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slavery is outlawed, Neveryon 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 Neveryon 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 Neveryon . . . ' The three stories in this volume end Samuel R. Delany's Return to Neveryon 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
Times Square red, Times Square blue by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel R. Delany sees a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there; the points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space. In Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Delany tackles the question of why public restrooms, peep shows, and tree-filled parks are necessary to a city's physical and psychological landscape. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue paints a portrait of a society dismantling the institutions that promote communication between classes and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values"
The bridge of lost desire by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fantasy verhalen waarin homo-erotiek een rol speelt
They fly at Çiron by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 496 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
The jewels of Aptor by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a future post-nuclear holocaust Earth, civilization has regressed to a pre-technological society. Student and poet Geo sails on a boat with the mysterious priestess of the goddess Argo, who is voyaging to a strange land plagued with high radiation and mutant human beings
Driftglass by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark reflections by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arnold Hawley, a gay, African-American poet, has lived in NYC for most of his life. Dark Reflections traces Hawley's life in three sections--in reverse order. Part one: Hawley, at 50 years old, wins the an award for his sixth book of poems. Part two explores Hawley's unhappy marriage, while the final section recalls his college days. Dark Reflections, moving back and forth in time, creates a meditation on social attitudes, loneliness, and life's triumphs
The fall of the towers by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
24 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel R. Delany's novel in three parts reflects the society of a future Earth through the eyes of colorful characters
Aye, and Gomorrah : stories by Samuel R Delany ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A father must come to terms with his son's death in the war. In Venice, an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A while southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction - but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred and fifty years from now. Men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children yearn so passionately to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Delaney, Samuel R.
Delaney, Samuel R. 1942-
Delaney Samuel Ray 1942-....
Delany, Chip
Delany, Chip 1942-
Delany, Samuel 1942-
Delany, Samuel R.
Delany, Samuel R. 1942-
Delany, Samuel R. (Samuel Ray), 1942-
Delany, Samuel Ray.
Delany, Samuel Ray 1942-
Delany, Samuel Ray Jr.
Dilejni, Semjuel
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
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