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The Jewel-Hinged Jaw

(1977)
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Samuel R. Delany's The Jewel-Hinged Jaw appeared originally in 1977, and is now long out of print and hard to find. The impact of its demonstration that science fiction was a special language, rather than just gadgets and green-skinned aliens, began reverberations still felt in science fiction criticism. This edition includes two new essays, one written at the time and one written about those times, as well as an introduction by writer and teacher Matthew Cheney, placing Delany's work in historical context. Close textual analyses of Thomas M. Disch, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, and Joanna Russ read as brilliantly today as when they first appeared. Essays such as "About 5,750 Words" and "To Read The Dispossessed" first made the book a classic; they assure it will remain one.

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Hardback Editions

June 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jewel Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0-911499-02-4 / 978-0-911499-02-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0-8195-6883-X / 978-0-8195-6883-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wesleyan
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May 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0-425-03852-1 / 978-0-425-03852-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Windhover
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
Publisher: Gateway
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May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan
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