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Samuel R. Delany

Samuel Ray 'Chip' Delany (born 1942) is a US author and critic, one of the most influential and most discussed within the genre. He has taught at several universities from 1975, and was professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst 1988-1999, of English at SUNY Buffalo 1999-2000, and of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia since 2001. He has a somewhat mixed cultural background: he is black, born and raised in Harlem, New York, and therefore familiar with the black ghetto; but his father, a wealthy funeral-parlour proprietor, had the family brought up in privileged, upper-middle-class circumstances – Delany was educated at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science (although he left college after only one term). This double background is evident in all his writing. He became famous as one of the youthful prodigies of sf. Unusually, his first published sf was a novel, published when he was 20: The Jewels of Aptor . . .

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