Samuel R. Delany was one of the leading lights of SF's New Wave in the 1960s. His path-breaking (and taboo-busting) novels and stories have won numerous awards, including four Nebulas, two Hugos, two Gaylactic Spectrum prizes, and the Eaton and Lambda Lifetime Achivement Awards.
"When I went to my very first sf convention, which was Worldcon in 1966, I'd already published six or seven novels. A very young man came up to me and said, 'You wrote a book called Babel-17?' I said 'Yes, indeed I did.' He said, 'That stuff, where three people get together and they all do it at once . . . is that possible?' I said, 'Yes.' And he gave an immense sigh of relief and turned around and walked away. At which point I thought, 'I am doing something right.'"
– Samuel R. Delany
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On Samuel R. Delany’s “Dark Reflections”
Matthew Cheney reviews Samuel R. Delany’s “Dark Reflections.”...
Uses of Displeasure: Literary Value and Affective Disgust
Samuel Delany’s novel Hogg is an affectively disgusting book that lends itself to politically charged and urgent kinds of reading....
"Pornotopia has the same narrative problem all utopias do — a perfectly happy place is more fun to live in than it is to read about."...