History Creator / SamuelRDelany

28th Jan '16 4:13:38 PM Anddrix
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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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29th Jan '13 4:08:10 PM Xtifr
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Samuel R. Delany ("Chip" to his friends) is an American ScienceFiction writer, critic, and academic. Generally associated with the "New Wave" science fiction 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 "New Wave" science fiction 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.
27th Jan '13 1:18:21 AM Xtifr
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* BrainComputerInterface: ''Nova'' featured a technology in which people had neural wrist- and neck-plugs installed so that they could control a wide variety of gadgets, from vacuum cleaners to starships. This style of interface was so pervasive that individuals who did not want to receive the implants were effectively unable to use any remotely sophisticated equipment.



* InstrumentOfMurder: One of ''Nova'''s protagonists has senso-syrinx, a complex futuristic instrument capable of projecting holographic images, complete with sound and odours. The thing is, it includes a laser to create holograms, has a very sharp focus and runs on near-inexhaustible batteries. As the bad guys learn the HARD way, with [[ImprovisedWeapon it's maximum output focused on a person]], it can knock them out with horrible stench, blow their eardrums out and not only blind them with a laser, but ''[[KillItWithFire set them ablaze]]''.



* NoEnding: ''Nova'', which is loosely based on the search for the Holy Grail, tells us how many writers have died before finishing tales of the Grail, and then deliberately omits the very last word of the book.
* TarotMotifs: ''Nova'' is a science fiction novel that includes a running theme of Tarot readings and imagery amid the cyborgs and starships. One curious thing is that a [[{{Roma}} Romany]] character states that his people consider the Tarot to be utter BS, and a scholar is astonished by this: how could anyone intelligent ''not'' believe in Tarot?



* UnusualUserInterface: ''Nova'', published in 1968, featured a technology in which people had neural wrist- and neck-plugs installed so that they could control a wide variety of gadgets, from vacuum cleaners to starships. This style of interface was so pervasive that individuals who did not want to receive the implants were effectively unable to use any remotely sophisticated equipment.



* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: In ''Nova'', everyone in the future has cyborg implants that allow them to interface with machinery, letting people control any machine, from vacuum cleaners to spaceships, and pseuodo-physically perform labor through them- not quite manual labor, but not using robots. While it would be possible to automate everything, it was found that people have a psychological need to connect their actions to work rather than letting robots do everything for them.
26th Jan '13 8:16:56 PM 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'', ''Nova'', and ''Literature/{{Dhalgren}}''.

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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'', ''Nova'', ''Literature/{{Nova}}'', and ''Literature/{{Dhalgren}}''.
26th Jan '13 4:00:57 PM InterLoper
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13th Jan '13 3:09:38 PM Xtifr
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Samuel R. Delany ("Chip" to his friends) is an American ScienceFiction writer, critic, and academic. Generally associated with the "New Wave" science fiction movement of the 1960's, he is often considered a prodigy, since his 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 "New Wave" science fiction 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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