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Tales of Nevèrÿon - Samuel R. Delany
Tales of Nevèrÿon
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In his four-volume series Return to Neveryeon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the... show more
In his four-volume series Return to Neveryeon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Neveryeonvolumes in trade paperback.The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Neveryeon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780819562708 (081956270X)
Publisher: Wesleyan
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
Series: Nimmèrÿa (#1)
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pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
5.0 Tales of Nevèrÿon
It was the right book at the right time.After being disappointed with a recent, much hyped, and imho less than mediocre m/m slave fic, I was cranky for days, fretting about authors wasting opportunities, readers being awed by mediocrity, and no one really writing what I wanted to read.A good friend ...
inpariswithyou
inpariswithyou rated it
4.5 Tales of Nevèrÿon / Samuel R. Delany
This one was not an easy read. And I don't say that to indicate any sort of quality judgement, especially a negative one, about the book. In fact, I quite liked it. The book is the first in a four-part series, Return to Nevèrÿon, that is, more than anything else, an experiment. If you know anything ...
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