History Creator / SamuelRDelany

7th Jan '18 6:12:07 PM dlchen145
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Samuel R. Delany ("Chip" to his friends) is an American ScienceFiction writer, critic, and academic. Generally associated with the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960's, he is often considered a prodigy, since his well-received first novel, ''The Jewels of Aptor'', was written when he was only nineteen, and only a few years later, he was winning UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s.

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Samuel R. Ray Delany ("Chip" Jr. (born April 1, 1942), "Chip" to his friends) friends, is an American ScienceFiction writer, critic, and academic. Generally associated with the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960's, he is often considered a prodigy, since his well-received first novel, ''The Jewels of Aptor'', was written when he was only nineteen, and only a few years later, he was winning UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s.
15th Nov '17 2:32:06 PM Xtifr
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* LightspeedLeapfrog: ''The Ballad of Beta-2'' has an anthropology student sent to investigate the culture of a fleet of GenerationShips which had arrived at their destination long after it had already been colonized by FTL. By that time, the descendants of the original crews had no interest in living off their ships or interacting with anyone else so the fleet was set aside as a reservation for their odd culture.
7th Oct '17 1:29:19 PM Xtifr
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* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: In ''Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand'', people can actually volunteer for this, and be guaranteed happiness for the rest of their lives. The downside is that they must volunteer for slavery as payment. But they'll be ''happy'' slaves. The procedure is called "Radical Anxiety Termination", and the resulting slaves are therefore referred to as "rats".
24th Jul '17 7:56:00 PM Xtifr
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* InstrumentalWeapon: In ''The Einstein Intersection'', Lo Lobey has a machete which has been modified to work as a flute.
27th Jan '17 2:27:59 PM Xtifr
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!! Selected other works:
* ''The Jewels of Aptor'' (1962)
* ''The Fall of the Towers'' trilogy
** ''Captives of the Flame'' (aka ''Out of the Dead City'') (1963)
** ''The Towers of Toron'' (1964)
** ''City of a Thousand Suns'' (1956)
* ''The Ballad of Beta-2'' (1965)
* ''The Einstein Intersection'' (1967)
* ''Triton'' (aka ''Trouble on Triton'') (1976)
* ''Empire'' (a "visual novel") (1978)
* The ''Nevèrÿon'' series
** ''Tales of Nevèrÿon'' (1979)
** ''Neveryóna'' (1983)
** ''Flight from Nevèrÿon'' (1985)
** ''The Bridge of Lost Desire'' (1987)
* ''Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand'' (1984)
* ''They Fly at Çiron'' (1993)
* ''Dark Reflections'' (2007)
* ''Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders'' (2012)
19th Jan '17 1:13:44 PM Black_Diesel
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10th Dec '16 3:18:47 AM Xtifr
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* HumanOutsideAlienInside: In ''City of a Thousand Suns'', an alien is described as looking exactly like a human woman, but "[i]nternal examination and genetic analysis would prove her a bisexual species of moss."
7th Dec '16 11:51:18 PM Xtifr
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* AfterTheEnd: In ''The Fall of the Towers'' trilogy, hundreds of years have passed since the legendary "Great Fire", which left most of the world an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland. Most of what survived are islands. The kingdom of Toromon started on an island, and now controls many islands as well as a rare habitable chunk of the mainland.
7th Dec '16 11:38:02 PM Xtifr
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1st Nov '16 9:41:02 PM PaulA
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* BalladOfX: ''The Ballad of Beta-2''.


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* EveryoneIsBi: In ''Triton'', not everyone is bi but most people are.
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