History Creator / SamuelRDelany

12th Sep '16 8:20:23 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/EmpireStar''



* AnachronicOrder: The short novel ''Empire Star'' (1966) uses/abuses this trope to an amazing degree. The story involves several different time travellers, and, while it follows one character, at the end, you realize that there ''is'' no "proper" order for the whole story. Any ordering would have been arbitrary, and you have to put the events together for yourself.



* MindScrew: Apparently to understand everything that's going on in ''Empire Star'', you'd need to be a "multiplex" thinker like some of the characters.
10th Sep '16 6:20:48 AM Xtifr
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His best known novels include ''Babel-17'' and ''The Einstein Intersection'' (both Nebula winners), ''Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand'', ''Literature/{{Nova}}'', and ''Literature/{{Dhalgren}}''.

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His best known novels include ''Babel-17'' ''Literature/Babel17'' and ''The Einstein Intersection'' (both Nebula winners), ''Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand'', ''Literature/{{Nova}}'', and ''Literature/{{Dhalgren}}''.
10th Sep '16 6:10:50 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/Babel17''



* AttackPatternAlpha: ''Literature/{{Babel-17}}'', quite apart from the languages, incorporeal navigation and biological modification going on, features a captain directing a fleet via ''clinical psychiatry terms''. [[spoiler:When the heroine grabs the mike off the captain and turns the tide of a battle by speaking to the ships in the same kind of language, she explains that it all made sense in the Babel-17 language she's been deciphering, indicating that there may be more to Babel-17 than just words]].
* ConLang: In ''Babel-17'', Babel-17 itself is an ''in-universe'' example. It is a language specifically constructed to take advantage of the LanguageEqualsThought trope. Learning Babel-17 has significant effects on the way you think. When Wong first starts to learn the language, she finds it makes certain kinds of strategy puzzles much easier to solve. Later, she also finds it has some additional [[EnemyWithin not-so-pleasant]] effects.



* LanguageEqualsThought: ''Babel-17'' is built wholly around this trope. The smallest (and least spoilish) example is a race of aliens whose language is based almost entirely around temperature gradients but have no word for "house" - because of this, they build incomprehensible starships that look like a mass of strung-together boiled eggs. And of course, [[spoiler: the eponymous language enables extremely fast thinking and enhanced spatial awareness]].
9th Sep '16 12:19:34 AM Xtifr
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* ConLang: In ''Babel-17'', Babel-17 itself is an ''in-universe'' example. It is a language specifically constructed to take advantage of the LanguageEqualsThought trope. Learning Babel-17 has significant effects on the way you think. When Wong first starts to learn the language, she finds it makes certain kinds of strategy puzzles much easier to solve. Later, she also finds it has some additional [[EnemyWithin not-so-pleasant]] effects.
31st Aug '16 9:12:29 PM Xtifr
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* ''[[Literature/DangerousVisions Aye, and Gomorrah...]]''

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* ''[[Literature/DangerousVisions "[[Literature/DangerousVisions Aye, and Gomorrah...]]'']]"
28th Jan '16 4:13:38 PM Anddrix
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* "[[Literature/DangerousVisions Aye, and Gomorrah...]]"

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28th Jan '16 3:56:09 PM nombretomado
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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 {{Nebula Award}}s.

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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 {{Nebula UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s.
1st Jul '15 2:38:29 PM VVK
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* MindScrew: Apparently to understand everything that's going on in ''Empire Star'', you'd need to be a "multiplex" thinker like some of the characters.
23rd Dec '13 1:03:08 PM SciFan
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* LanguageEqualsThought: ''Babel-17'' is built wholly around this trope. The smallest (and least spoilish) example is a race of aliens whose language is based almost entirely around temperature gradients but have no word for "house" - because of this, they build incomprehensible starships that look like a mass of strung-together boiled eggs. And of course, [[spoiler: the titular language enables extremely fast thinking and enhanced spatial awareness]].

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* LanguageEqualsThought: ''Babel-17'' is built wholly around this trope. The smallest (and least spoilish) example is a race of aliens whose language is based almost entirely around temperature gradients but have no word for "house" - because of this, they build incomprehensible starships that look like a mass of strung-together boiled eggs. And of course, [[spoiler: the titular eponymous language enables extremely fast thinking and enhanced spatial awareness]].
25th Mar '13 11:00:07 PM Xtifr
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* "[[DangerousVisions Aye, and Gomorrah...]]"

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* "[[DangerousVisions "[[Literature/DangerousVisions Aye, and Gomorrah...]]"
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