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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand - Samuel R. Delany, Carl Freedman
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality,... show more
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have only become more pressing with the passage of time.The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is--you!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780819567147 (0819567140)
ASIN: 819567140
Publisher: Wesleyan
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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juniper green
juniper green rated it
5.0 Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
originally read and reviewed in 08/2014Stars... is definitely not your average space opera, although there is a lot of space. And a lot of opera, so to speak. Instead, Delany deals excessively with topics like gender and linguistics, with intercultural communication, information and information cont...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
This is not a great book. There were times when I wasn't even sure it was a good book. But it's trying so many interesting things, testing the boundaries of science fiction, and perhaps, the comfort of the reader, to get at some truly fascinating things. Some of these experiments may have failed, bu...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
Once upon a time (around 1986 or 1987?), I had an opportunity to meet Samuel R. Delany at an ALA or ABA Dhalgren was already atop my Favorite List; other Delanys had been dutifully accomplished or would be—the Neveryón series, The Tides of Lust, Hogg: A Novel and The Mad Man, et al. And so after my...
Bookake
Bookake rated it
2.0 Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
The prologue of this book is a third person telling of Rat Korga's life. Beginning at age 19 when he arrives as an illiterate delinquent for "Radical Anxiety Treatment", basically a sort of lobotomy that turns him into a docile zombie, with full mental capacity, but only able to do exactly as he's ...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0
Stars is probably Delany's clearest example of Science Fiction as political metaphor. In the far future galactic culture is split between two political factions, the Family and the Sygn. The Family holds that there is only one acceptable structure for social organizations and it must be imposed ev...
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