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For Readers: Talk About Samuel Delaney

Samuel Delaney
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FOR READERS

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten:

“Also, I’d love to have conversations about specific authors, whether it’s Plato or J.R.R. Tolkien, their particular works.”

Today – Samuel Delaney. From Wikipedia:

Samuel Delaney is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His science fiction novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series. After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. From January 2001 until his retirement in May 2015, he was a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2010 he won the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UCR Libraries. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its 30th SFWA Grand Master in 2013.

So have you read Delaney? Which of his works did you like best?

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

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