Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders
Publish date: April 2012
Publisher: Magnus Books
Pages no: 804
Edition language: English
So Delany went and took all the topics he keeps writing about again and again, drenched them in shit and piss, smegma and snot, let them bake in Georgia summer heat for 872 pages – and the result is a love story spanning decades. I was a bit afraid to read this, because it seemed so huge and life-...
THROUGH THE VALLEY... starts in 2007 and shoots decades into the future; I read four or five hundred pages before I saw anything recognizably "science fiction" which speaks, I think, to Delany's phenomenally subtle world-building. Trigger warnings for basically anything sexual (specifically includin...