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The American Shore

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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The Jewel-Hinged Jaw

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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Triton

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

Triton, the outermost moon of Neptune, is a world of absolute freedom. A world where every wish can be fulfilled. But for Bron Helstrom, one of society's elite, life has lost its meaning.In a world of endless possibilities, Bron begins an odyssey to find the object of his elusive desire. An odyssey that will take him to earth, involve him in political intrigue and transform him completely from the man he once was.

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Starboard Wine

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

In Starboard Wine, Samuel 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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City of a Thousand Suns

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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Return to Neveryon

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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Aye, and Gomorrah

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

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 favour for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of fiction - but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred and fifty years from now. 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 yearn so passionately to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no other before or since.

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Out of the Dead City

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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The Towers of Toron

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

"We have received warning. The Lord of the Flames is loose on Earth once more." Once before the Lord of the Flames had been driven halfway across the universe. His return would mean a new era of chaos and conflict for the populace of Earth. The Lord of the Flames was a strange adversary - a force of evil devoid of physical substance. He sought warmth in unpredictable places: creeping into the soul of a worm or the stem of a flower or the mind of a man.

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The Jewels Of Aptor

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

The only survivor plucked from a world where life has been burned out from horizon to horizon, Rat Korga is a very unusual human. On his own world he was subjected to Radical Anxiety Termination-a synapse-jamming technique banned on many planets. Now the officials of the Web must find a new world for him. Their first choice is the planet Velm: a world on which humans co-exist uneasily with the trisauian evelmi - and also the world of Marq Dyeth, for whom Korga is calculated to be the perfect erotic object, to about seven decimal places . . .

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The Ballad of Beta-2

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

The Star Folk were an anachronism. Living in their cluster of giant ships far out in space, cut off from contact with their fellow humans, they were shrouded in mystery. Through the allegory of an ancient song, Joneny, an anthropology student, set out to unravel that mystery - and found a truth stranger than any allegory . . .

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Empire Star

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

The dying alien from the ship that crashed onto Rhys gave Comet Jo a jewel, and begged him to take it to the heart of the Galactic Empire. And, seeing no reason to miss an adventure, Comet Jo started out for the fabled Empire Star. But his journey was to have far-reaching consequences - consequences that could disrupt all the known laws of Time and Space . . .

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They Fly at Ciron

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

SURRENDER TO THE FORCES OF MYERTA! A small pastoral village is invaded without warning by the armies of a distant empire sweeping across the world. Facing mortal danger for the first time in their history, the villagers must forge a pact with the strange and fearsome race of flying people dwelling high above in the mountains.

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Tales of Neveryon

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

Five inter-connected stories set in a mythical past focus on the experiences of the slave Gorgik and deal with aspects of the beginning of civilization. Contents:"The Tale of Gorgik" "The Tale of Old Venn" "The Tale of Small Sarg" "The Tale of Potters and Dragons" "The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers."

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The Einstein Intersection

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

In an incredible far future, the known laws of Time and Space no longer apply to the world - and the seed of Man has mutated. Lobey is a mutant, different because he can hear the music in people's minds. And when he encounters the beautiful dead-mute, Friza, he knows he has found a kindred soul. Then Friza is killed, by someone or something unknown, and Lobey, driven by a knowledge he does not understand, sets out to bring her back from the dead. His journey leads him to strange lands and stranger people: people such as Spider, the eternal traitor incarnate; the Dove, embodiment of beauty; and Green-Eye, doomed to be the victim of a ritual as old as Time. And always in the background, always waiting, stands the shadow of the chilling, childlike killer from the sea. The being called Kid Death . . .Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1968

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Neveryona

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

Enter the magical realm of the most fascinating empire ever created.In the ancient, fabled land of Nevèrÿon, they tell of a gleaming golden city, driven deep beneath the waves of history - the city whose whispered name is Neveryóna.For Pryn, a young girl fleeing her village on the back of a dragon, Neveryóna is the shining symbol of all that is out of reach. It leads her to the exotic port city of Kolhari, where she talks with the wealthy merchant Madame Keyne, walks with Gorgik the Liberator as he schemes against the Court of Eagles - and crosses the Bridge of Lost Desire in search of her destiny.

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Flight from Neveryon

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany

Silent, upon a peak in Nevèrÿon.The enchanted land of Nevèrÿon is the most fascinating fantasy empire ever mapped by a modern word-enchanter - a realm of nameless terror and sensuous delights beyond the feeble imaginings of mortal men and women.Now Nevèrÿon's wildest desires and darkest dreams collide with the drear realities of our own blighted world as the gossamer boundaries between the real and the fantastic, truth and falsehood being to break down. And the world we know (or think we know) is revealed to us as if for the first time.

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Dhalgren

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany
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Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany
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Samuel R. Delany