, Samuel Delany explores the implications of his now-famous assertion that science fiction is
about the future. Rather, it
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.
The Jewels Of Aptor
The Jewels Of Aptor by Samuel R. Delany.
Captives Of The Flame
Captives Of The Flame by Samuel R. Delany.
The dying alien from the ship that crashed onto Rhys gave Comet Jo a jewel, and begged him to take it to the heart of the Galactic Empire. And, seeing no reason to miss an adventure, Comet Jo started out for the fabled Empire Star. But his journey…
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…
Flight from Neveryon
Silent, upon a peak in Nevèrÿon.The enchanted land of Nevèrÿon is the most fascinating fantasy empire ever mapped by a modern word-enchanter - a realm of nameless terror and sensuous delights beyond the feeble imaginings of mortal men and women.Now…
The Towers of Toron
"We have received warning. The Lord of the Flames is loose on Earth once more." Once before the Lord of the Flames had been driven halfway across the universe. His return would mean a new era of chaos and conflict for the populace of Earth. The Lord…
Enter the magical realm of the most fascinating empire ever created.In the ancient, fabled land of Nevèrÿon, they tell of a gleaming golden city, driven deep beneath the waves of history - the city whose whispered name is Neveryóna.For Pryn, a young…
Trouble on Triton
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…
The Mad Man
A philosophy student’s research draws him into the sexual underground of 1980s and early nineties New York John Marr is surprised he doesn’t have AIDS. He has been having near-daily sexual encounters with strange men since…
Captives of the Flame - The Original Classic Edition
Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Captives of the Flame. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of…
The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story 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…
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