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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 twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they’ll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany’s award-winning stories, like no others before or since.
“A writer of consistently high ambition and achievement.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Driftglass [is ] one of the three finest science fiction stories ever written.” —Terry Carr, Lighthouse
“In ‘We, in Some Strange Power’s Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line,’ [Delany] has created a masterpiece.” —The New York Times Book Review