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Samuel R Delany


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Samuel Ray 'Chip' Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction's most important and discussed writers. He has won the HUGO AWARD twice and the NEBULA AWARD four times, including consecutive wins for BABEL-17 and THE EINSTEIN INTERSECTION. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program.
 

Awards: WFA (2022), Locus (2018), Nebula (2014), Nebula (1970)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction,
 
Series
Fall of the Towers
   1. Captives of the Flame (1963)

     aka Out of the Dead City

   2. The Towers of Toron (1964)
   3. The City of a Thousand Suns (1965)
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Neveryon
   1. Tales of Neveryon (1975)
   2. Neveryona (1983)
   3. Flight from Neveryon (1978)
   4. Return to Neveryon (1987)
     aka The Bridge of Lost Desire
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Novels
   The Ballad of Beta-2 (1965)
   Babel-17 (1966)
   The Einstein Intersection (1967)
   Nova (1968)
   The Tides of Lust (1973)
     aka Equinox
   Dhalgren (1974)
   Triton (1976)
     aka Trouble on Triton
   Empire (1978)
   Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1985)
   They Fly at Ciron (1993)
   The Mad Man (1994)
   Hogg (1995)
   Dark Reflections (2007)
   Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2011)
   Voyage, Orestes! (2019)
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Collections
   Aye, and Gomorrah (1967)
   Driftglass (1971)
   Distant Stars (1981)
   The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction (1986)
   Driftglass / Starshards (1993)
   Atlantis (1995)
   Giant Science-Fiction Six-Pack (2014) (with others)
   The Mad Man: or, The Mysteries of Manhattan (2015)
   A, B, C (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthology series
Quark (with Marilyn Hacker)
   1. Quark/1 (1970)
   2. Quark/2 (1971)
   3. Quark/3 (1971)
   4. Quark/4 (1971)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
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Samuel R Delany recommends
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Tiny Arrows (2022)
Rhys Hughes
"If I said he was a Welsh writer who writes as though he has gone to school with the best writing from all over the world, I wonder if my compliment would just sound provincial. Hughes' style, with all that means, is among the most beautiful I've encountered in several years."
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The Mere Wife (2018)
Maria Dahvana Headley
"Maria Dahvana Headley writes with crackling headlong sentences that range among old plots and news observations about a world that earlier today seemed too familiar. Master story teller, brilliant stylist, a writer with this sort of command of language is a delight to read. Here's a book to call up an old story in the newest possible way."
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Alanya to Alanya (2005)
(Marq'ssan Cycle, book 1)
L Timmel Duchamp
"[Duchamp] is simply and unarguably among the best."

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Books containing stories by Samuel R Delany
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Out of the Ruins (2021)
The Apocalyptic Anthology
edited by
Preston Grassmann

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Awards
2022 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement
2018 Locus Award for Best Novelette : The Hermit of Houston
2014 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
1970 Nebula Award for Best Novelette : Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
1970 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
1968 Nebula Award for Best Short Story : Aye, and Gomorrah...
1967 Nebula Award for Best Novel : The Einstein Intersection
1966 Nebula Award for Best Novel : Babel-17

Award nominations
2004 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories
1994 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Driftglass: Ten Tales of Speculative Fiction
1988 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Return to Neveryon
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction
1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
1986 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Flight from Neveryon
1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Neveryona: or The Tale of Signs and Cities
1982 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Tales of Neveryon
1982 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Distant Stars
1980 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Tale of Gorkin
1980 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Tale of Gorgik
1980 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Tales of Neveryon
1978 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Prismatica
1977 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Triton
1976 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Triton
1976 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Dhalgren
1975 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Dhalgren
1969 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Lines of Power
1969 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Lines of Power
1969 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Nova
1968 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Driftglass [short story]
1968 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Aye, and Gomorrah...
1968 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Star Pit
1967 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Babel-17
1966 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Ballad of Beta-2 [short story]


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