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Author:
Samuel R Delany
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978-0553013368
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055301336X
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Bantam Books (1981)
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Samuel R. Delany (/dəˈleɪni/; born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an African-American author and literary critic

Samuel R. Delany (/dəˈleɪni/; born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an African-American author and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism and essays on science fiction, literature, sexuality, and society. His fiction includes Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova, Dhalgren, the Return to Nevèrÿon series, and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders.

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A mysterious disaster has stricken the midwestern American city of Bellona, and its aftereffects are disturbing: a city block burns down and is intact a week later; clouds cover the sky for weeks, then part to reveal two moons; a week passes for one person when only a day passes for another. As this novel begins, the peaceful village of Çiron faces conquest and domination by the army of Myetra, as led by a cruel prince.

A collection of classic fiction, a short novel, and a fascinating essay, with over sixty pages of illustrations.

Samuel R. Delany, New York, N.

0-375-70671-2 (The current definitive short story collections for Samuel Delany are Atlantis: Three Tales and Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories, which, combined, contain all of the short stories from the other collections listed, as well as some additional material.

by. Delany, Samuel R. Publication date. Science fiction, American. New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by PhanS on June 29, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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"Delany has a grasp of the evolutionary nature of mythology, a subtle comic touch, and a lyric sense of the outsider making his unorthodox way in the world--or worlds--that give his work a dimension unusual..."
  • One of my favorite Sci-Fi books as a teenager. It was stolen from me and I could never find it. I was thrilled to be able to order it used on amazon decades later, and now I'm overjoyed to see it Republished! I notice other old favorite sci-fi books from the past being in print again also, for instance books by Phillip Jose Farmer. And of course Robert Heinlein never goes out of style.
    I seem to remember the front and back covers slightly different but don't remember the exact difference. Yes the original had the illustrations. I love that and wish more books had similar illustrations. His writing is a bit far out there, psychedelic. "Empire Star" is the best story, and I also have the small stand alone book of that.
    But in this large book I feel all the stories are separate but tie together. Though some are unconventional, and written - almost like a poem. Get it!

  • This was the first book I bought for myself, 36 years ago. I think I chose it because the front and back covers were the same, except on the back cover the astronaut was a woman. That suggested an egalitarian attitude toward gender that I was looking for, and Delany did not disappoint. These stories have stayed with me all my life. He remains one of my favorite authors.

    This collection has a wide range of kinds of stories, from sci-fi to fantasy to fairy tale. Some of the stories deal with very disturbing topics, such as suicide and abuse in prison.

  • An Ibooks reprint of an earlier collection. having never seen the earlier one, not sure if it was illustrated the same way, but there is a lot of drawing in here, and even one page montages throughout showing several of the illustrations in one circle.

    Empire Star here it would seem was actually published as a book quite a long time ago when people still published very short books.

    A combination of science fiction and fantasy here.

    Distant Stars : Prismatica - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : Corona - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : Empire Star - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : Omegahelm - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : Ruins - Samuel R. Delany
    Distant Stars : We in Some Strange Power's Employ Move on a Rigorous Line [Lines of Power] - Samuel R. Delany

    A bit of colour about the joint would be good.

    3 out of 5

    Telepaths can use a good band.

    3.5 out of 5

    Time to teach ourselves.

    3.5 out of 5

    Singing shiny password.

    4 out of 5

    Power symbols.

    3.5 out of 5

    Ordinary thief problem.

    2.5 out of 5

    Devil and demon energy overcomes angels.

    4 out of 5

  • DISTANT STARS is a curious re-collection of Delany short stories. It's perhaps notable most for including the story "Omegahelm", which is unavailable elsewhere but interesting in that it is uses the same narrative setting as Delany's well-known novel STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND. Most of Delany's best-known and award-winning stories are here, alongside several previously-uncollected lesser efforts. The volume also includes some ambitious, if not always entirely successful, illustrations to accompany the tales. In any case, probably a must for Delany devotees, and it's a shame the collection is out of print.