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Starboard Wine

(1984)
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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1984 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Starboard Wine
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0-911499-07-5 / 978-0-911499-07-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ultramarine Publishing Company, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0-8195-6884-8 / 978-0-8195-6884-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wesleyan
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Starboard Wine
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
Publisher: Gateway
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July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Author(s): Samuel R Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan
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