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Samuel R. Delany
Birth date: April 01, 1942
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capriceum rated it 4 years ago
I loved Delany's The Mad Man, a favorite of mine for a few years. I was really interested in reading another work of his, especially one that's so highly regarded.This was a beautiful epic of science fiction/magical realism, with a colorful cast of characters and realistic dialogue. One thing I like...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
“Really? Samuel Delany has written "unreadable garbage"? Would you care to share with us the precise nature of the stories or novels which qualify as such, or have you not, as I strongly suspect, actually read any of his work? I presume this is the same Samuel Delany who has been a professor of Engl...
CDRBill rated it 7 years ago
Some odd characters with strange philosophies. Class conflict on a large scale. All set against the backdrop of the 32nd century spanning many galaxies.
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hearth/myth: Rursday Reads rated it 7 years ago
Basically, I was shamed into reading Nova. Well, maybe not shamed, exactly. But a number of friends, upon learning that I'd never read anything by Samuel R. Delany, strongly suggested that I read this book.Nova won the Hugo Award for Delany in 1968. It's a space opera about a good-guy space captain ...
susanvoss18 rated it 7 years ago
Rydra Wong, an ex-military cryptographer, a poet, and a linguist, has been approached by the military once again to help decipher the Babel-17 code used by the alien invaders in their many attacks. Rydra realizes that Babel-17 is not a code, but a language. After obtaining some of the original recor...
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