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Delany, Samuel R.

Works: 239 works in 973 publications in 17 languages and 36,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.E437, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Samuel R Delany
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Most widely held works by Samuel R Delany
The Einstein intersection by Samuel R Delany( )
51 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,313 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 1,798 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( )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,783 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
Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,300 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
Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany( Book )
36 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 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
Babel-17 ; Empire star by Samuel R Delany( Book )
67 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,274 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
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 1,223 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 )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,170 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
Neveryóna, or, The tale of signs and cities by Samuel R Delany( )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge of history, civilization emerges from chaosA 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 Nevèrÿon, 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 Nevèrÿon-and, indee
Flight from Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novellas and a full-length novel of Nevèrÿon, the land at the limit of history In The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals, a disease has come to Nevèrÿon. 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 Nevèrÿon 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 Nevèrÿon 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
The sandman : a game of you by Neil Gaiman( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 710 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
Times Square red, Times Square blue by Samuel R Delany( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely Forty-second Street. Once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers, and movie houses, Forty-second Street has been overwhelmed by the quest for safety - from safe sex and safe neighborhoods to safe cities and safe relationships. Now defined by corporate theme stores and large, neon-lit cafes, Forty-second Street has, in effect, become a family tourist attraction for visitors from Berlin, Tokyo, Westchester County, and the New Jersey suburbs
The jewels of Aptor by Samuel R Delany( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 495 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
They fly at Çiron by Samuel R Delany( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 490 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
Driftglass by Samuel R Delany( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark reflections by Samuel R Delany( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 423 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 )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 413 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
Phallos by Samuel R Delany( )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A race for the stolen phallus of a nameless god
Aye, and Gomorrah : stories by Samuel R Delany( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 375 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
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Delany, Samuel R. (Samuel Ray), 1942-
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Delany, Samuel Ray Jr.
Dilejni, Semjuel
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