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text 2017-11-12 19:41
Square 16: I've read 9%.
Captives of the Flame (The Fall of the Towers, #1) - Samuel R. Delany

"Read a book written by an author of African descent"

 

 

I don't usually note the racial group or ethnicity of an author. So, after checking books I already planned to read and looking at author pages, I actually Googled authors of African descent. Lucky for me, this author had been recommended in a science fiction group and I was able to get a copy from gutenberg. So far the book seems typical of the era. Not bad really.

 

 

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text 2017-09-20 19:37
I have no idea what's going on
Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany

But I'm liking it.

 

Writing is also incredibly lyrical.

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text 2017-09-02 15:15
September Read: Dhalgren
Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany

Somehow Samuel R. Delany managed to stay under my radar for most of my life.  Reading about him and his works, I feel like the fact that I have yet to read any thing by him is absurd.

In Bellona, reality has come unglued, and a mad civilization takes root A young half–Native American known as the Kid has hitchhiked from Mexico to the midwestern city Bellona—only something is wrong there . . . In Bellona, the shattered city, a nameless cataclysm has left reality unhinged. Into this desperate metropolis steps the Kid, his fist wrapped in razor-sharp knives, to write, to love, to wound. So begins Dhalgren , Samuel R. Delany’s masterwork, which in 1975 opened a new door for what science fiction could mean. A labyrinth of a novel, it raises questions about race, sexuality, identity, and art, but gives no easy answers, in a city that reshapes itself with each step you take.

This sounds exactly like a book I will love, and hopefully that proves true for the September Virtual Speculation pick.

Source: libromancersapprentice.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-read-dhalgren.html
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text 2017-08-17 17:23
Bookclubs on Booklikes -- some September group reads that fit Halloween BINGO 2017 squares
The Germanicus Mosaic - Rosemary Rowe
Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany
See How They Run - Ally Carter
The Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip & Flinx Adventures, #1) - Alan Dean Foster

Just from the bookclubs I've joined, some September group reads that could also work for Halloweeen BINGO 2017 squares.

 

 ? - whatever classic mystery gets selected (nominations currently underway here) for the Booklikes Bookish BINGO Club.

 

 The Germanicus Mosaic - Rosemary Rowe  for the More Historical than Fiction bookclub.

 

 Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany (spot on for magical realism and other squares) for the Virtual Speculation bookclub.

 

 See How They Run - Ally Carter  for the YA BOOK CLUB.

 

 The Tar-Aiym Krang - Alan Dean Foster  for the Adventures with Pip & Flinx book club.

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url 2017-03-27 16:49
10 [Science Fiction] Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
Dune - Frank Herbert
Foundation (Foundation, #1) - Isaac Asimov
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
1984 - George Orwell
Last and First Men and Star Maker - Olaf Stapledon
The Long Tomorrow - Leigh Brackett
Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Source: io9.gizmodo.com/5924625/10-science-fiction-novels-you-pretend-to-have-read-and-why-you-should-actually-read-them
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