Samuel R. Delany

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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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium