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Delany, Samuel R.

Works: 247 works in 1,091 publications in 19 languages and 39,390 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Fiction  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  Fantasy comics 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, zxx, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3554.E437, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Samuel R Delany
Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 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 )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,159 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 Undetermined and held by 1,107 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 )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,090 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 )

58 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 11 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."
The Sandman : overture, the deluxe edition by Neil Gaiman( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 690 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
Trouble on Triton : an ambiguous heterotopia by Samuel R Delany( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 612 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
Neveryóna, or, The tale of signs and cities by Samuel R Delany( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 573 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
Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and French and held by 513 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
Times Square red, Times Square blue by Samuel R Delany( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 507 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 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy verhalen waarin homo-erotiek een rol speelt
The jewels of Aptor by Samuel R Delany( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 488 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."--Back cover
They fly at Çiron by Samuel R Delany( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 485 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 457 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 2014 in English and held by 413 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 )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 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
Dark reflections by Samuel R Delany( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 391 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 American shore : meditations on a tale of science fiction by Thomas M. Disch--Angouleme by Samuel R Delany( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 219 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,
Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delany( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 214 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
Starboard wine : more notes on the language of science fiction by Samuel R Delany( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Starboard Wine, Samuel R. Delany explores the implications of his now-famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future. Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality. By recognizing a text's specific "difference," we begin to see the quality of its particulars. Through riveting analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, Delany reveals critical strategies for reading that move beyond overwrought theorizing and formulaic thinking. Throughout, the author performs the kinds of careful inquiry and urgent speculation that he calls others to engage in."--Project Muse
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Delaney, Chip, 1942-

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Babel-17 ; Empire starStars in my pocket like grains of sandNovaThe Einstein intersectionThe Sandman : overture, the deluxe editionTrouble on Triton : an ambiguous heterotopiaNeveryóna, or, The tale of signs and citiesTales of Nevèrÿon