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Delany, Samuel R.

Works: 411 works in 1,143 publications in 15 languages and 41,296 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  History  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, zxx, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PS3554.E437, 813.54
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Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,193 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 )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,170 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 )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,097 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 )

66 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,087 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
The Einstein intersection by Samuel R Delany( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 997 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."
The sandman : a game of you by Neil Gaiman( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 657 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 506 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy verhalen waarin homo-erotiek een rol speelt
A reader's guide to science fiction by Baird Searles( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed rundown of the works that comprise great science fiction series
Dark reflections by Samuel R Delany( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 401 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
Atlantis : three tales by Samuel R Delany( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 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
Triton by Samuel R Delany( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin J. Hamilton features information and statistics about Triton, the largest moon of Neptune. The information is offered as part of Views of the Solar System. Triton has a thin atmosphere that consists of nitrogen ice particles. Hamilton includes images of Triton, as well as statistics about the mass, orbital period, mean density, magnitude, equatorial radius, orbital eccentricity, mean orbital velocity, and other facts on Triton
Aye, and Gomorrah : stories by Samuel R Delany( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 362 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."--Jacket
Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 240 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
Trouble on Triton : an ambiguous heterotopia by Samuel R Delany( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 234 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
The American shore : meditations on a tale of science fiction by Thomas M. Disch--Angouleme by Samuel R Delany( Book )

13 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 222 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
Flight from Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 4
Phallos : enhanced and revised edition by Samuel R Delany( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 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
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Samuel R. Delany scrittore, glottoteta e critico letterario statunitense

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Дилэни, Сэмюэль

Самюъл Дилейни

Семюель Делені американський автор

דלני, סמואל ר., 1942-

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Babel-17 ; Empire starStars in my pocket like grains of sandNovaThe Einstein intersectionThe sandman : a game of youTimes Square red, Times Square blueDark reflectionsAtlantis : three tales