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  • About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters & Five Interviews

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819567161
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: January 2006
    Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri's Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both vivid and sympathetic?) and generalities (How are novels structured? How do writers establish serious literary reputations today?), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists. Like a private writing tutorial, About Writing treats each topic with clarity and insight. Here is an indispensable companion for serious writers everywhere.
  • Atlantis

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819563125
    • Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
    • Published: February 1997
    Three marvelously structured stories trace the intricate interdependencies of memory, experience, and the self.
  • Babel-17/Empire Star

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706691
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: December 2001
    BABEL-17, winner of the Nebula Award for the best novel of the year, is an intriguing tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly foce, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. It is published, in accordance with the author's intent, along with the short novel, EMPIRE STAR, the tale of Comet Jo, about a simple-minded teen thrust into a complex galaxy when he's entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world. 311p.
  • Black Gay Man

    By Robert F. Reid-Pharr

    Our Price: $89.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814775028
    • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
    • Published: May 2001
  • Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $6.95 - $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781606996324
    • Publisher: Fantagraphics
    • Published: May 2013
    Recounts how the author met a homeless man, Dennis, who became his partner.
  • Einstein Intersection

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819563361
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: July 1998
    The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are "different" must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey's mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are "different" try to seize history and the day.
  • Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction (Revised Edition)

    By Samuel R. Delany

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819568830
    • Publisher: WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: July 2009
    Revised Edition.
  • Return to Neveryon

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819562784
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: March 1994
    In the novel, The Game of Time and Pain, and two novellas, The Tale of Rumor and Desire & The Tale of Gorgik, this fourth, final, and eponymous volume in the Return to Neveryon series, slavery is both a politicalmemory and a sado-masochistic sexual fantasy. 293p.
  • Starboard Wine

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819568847
    • Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
    • Published: July 2012
    In Starboard Wine, Samuel R. Delany explores the implications of his now-famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future. Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality. By recognizing a text's specific "difference," we begin to see the quality of its particulars. Through riveting analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, Delany reveals critical strategies for reading that move beyond overwrought theorizing and formulaic thinking. Throughout, the author performs the kinds of careful inquiry and urgent speculation that he calls others to engage in.
  • The Fall of the Towers

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400031320
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2004
    A panoramic trilogy of the distant future by the four time Nebula Award-winning author captures a world of advanced science, military might, and decadent society as it follows the adventures of Jon Koshar in an omnibus edition containing Out of the Dead City, The Towers of Toran, and City of a Thousand Suns. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • The Jewels of Aptor

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111785747
    • Publisher: Victor Gollanz Ltd.
    • Published: 1968
    8vo. 1st UK and 1st hardcover edition. INSCRIBED by Delany. Gentle rubbing to board edges, with previous seller's sticker to front pastedown. Mild scuffing and dust soiling to dust jacket, with previous seller's price sticker to front flap. NF/VG.
  • Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936833146
    • Publisher: Magnus Books
    • Published: October 2011
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814719190
    • Publisher: New York University Press
    • Published: April 1999
    Delany, winner of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to gay and lesbian literature, looks at the transformation of New York City's 42nd Street from a strip of peep shows to a tourist attraction dominated by corporate theme stores. He paints a portrait of a society dismantling institutions that promote communication between classes and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values," and he makes some radical suggestions regarding what people need in a city. Includes b&w photos of 42nd Street then and now by the author and by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $20.70
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814719206
    • Publisher: New York University Press
    • Published: November 2001
    If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely 42nd Street. Between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 42nd Street was once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers and movie houses. Over the last two decades the notion of safety-from safe sex and safe neighborhoods, to safe cities and safe relationships-has overcome 42nd Street, giving rise to a Disney store, a children's theater, and large, neon-lit cafes. 42nd Street has, in effect, become a family tourist attraction for visitors from Berlin, Tokyo, Westchester, and New Jersey's suburbs.Samuel R. Delany sees a disappearance not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there: the points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space. In Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Delany tackles the question of why public restrooms, peepshows, and tree-filled parks are necessary to a city's physical and psychological landscape. He argues that starting in 1985, New York City criminalized peep shows and sex movie houses to clear the way for the rebuilding of Times Square. Delany's critique reveals how Times Square is being "renovated" behind the scrim of public safety while the stage is occupied by gentrification. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue paints a portrait of a society dismantling the institutions that promote communication between classes, and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values." Unless we overcome our fears and claim our "community of contact," it is a picture that will be replayed in cities across America.

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