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Samuel R. Delany
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After his seventh novel Empire Star (1966), Samuel Delany began publishing short fiction professionally with “The Star Pit.” It appeared in Worlds of Tomorrow and was turned into a popular two-hour radio play, broadcast annually over WBAI-FM for more than a decade. Two tales, “Aye, and Gomorrah” and “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones,” won Nebula Awards as best SF short stories of, respectively, 1967 and 1969. Aye, and Gomorrah contains all the significant short science fiction and fantasy Delany published between 1965 and 1988, excepting only those tales in his Return to Nevèrÿon series. A native New Yorker... Read More

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Aye, and Gomorrah
And Other Stories
Written by Samuel R. Delany

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $17.95

A father must come to terms with his son’s death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction—but with a difference! These tales take place... Read more >

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Babel-17/Empire Star

Written by Samuel R. Delany

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95

Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction.

Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret... Read more >

Exam Copy

Written by Samuel R. Delany

Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $20.00

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem).

Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there…. The... Read more >

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The Fall of the Towers

Written by Samuel R. Delany

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $17.95

Come and enter Samuel Delany’s tomorow, in this trilogy of high adventure, with acrobats and urchins, criminals and courtiers, fishermen and factory-workers, madmen and mind-readers, dwarves and ducheses, giants and geniuses, merchants and mathematicians, soldiers and scholars, pirates and poets, and a gallery of aliens who fly, crawl, burrow, or swim... Read more >

Exam Copy

Written by Samuel R. Delany

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.00

Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost sixteen light years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor of the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to... Read more >
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