Samuel R. Delany

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Samuel R. Delany (1942 - )
Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction’s most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice and the Nebula Award four times, including consecutive wins for Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program.


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Essential reading

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Babel-17 (1966) Nova (1968) Dhalgren (1975)



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The Jewels of Aptor (1962) The Einstein Intersection (1967) Tales of Neveryon (1979) Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984) Aye, and Gomorrah (2003)

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