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  • A, B, C: Three Short Novels: The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2, They Fly at Ciron

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101911426
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: July 2015
    A, B, C: Three Short Novels contains the first three novels of Samuel R. Delany’s long and illustrious career.The Jewels of Aptor is a science-fantasy story about a seafaring quest that sets out to find powerful magic jewels on a mystical, forbidden island where unimaginable danger lies.The Ballad of Beta-2 is about a future academic searching for the true story behind an interstellar voyage, a journey over multiple generations that ended in tragedy.They Fly at Çiron is a fantasy about the clash between a marauding army and a peaceful village at the foot of a mountain from which a race of winged people oversees both sides.Presenting these three novels in this omnibus volume for the first time, along with a new foreword and afterword by the author,A, B, C showcases Delany’s masterful storytelling ability and deep devotion to his craft.
  • Atlantis: Three Tales

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780819552839
    • Publisher: WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: July 1995
    Three marvelous stories explore the intricate interdependencies of memory, experience, and the self: Atlantic Model 1924 - a short novel of a young African-American's first six months in 1920s NYC; 'Erik,Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence's Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling' - a wonder-filled fictive meditation on the artist's childhood; and, 'Citre et Trans,' which tells of a black American writer's sojourn in Greece in the mid-1960s. 212p.
  • Babel-17

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $750.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111785303
    • Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd
    • Published: 1967
    8vo. 1st UK and 1st hardcover edition. INSCRIBED by Delany. Slightest bowing to boards. Previous bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Minor soiling and edgewear to dust jacket, with price sticker to front flap. NF/VG.
  • 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.
  • Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York

    By Samuel R. Delany

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

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706684
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2001
    Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there...The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this disaster zone comesa young man - poet, lover, and adventurer - known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism.
  • 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.
  • Nova

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399094818
    • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
    • Published: 1968
    8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Delany. Gentle bumping to extremities and cloth at spine ends. Faint glue burns at hinges. Minor edgewear to lightly toned and rubbed dust jacket. Contents clean and tight. VG/VG.
  • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819567147
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: December 2004
    Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have only become more pressing with the passage of time.The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is--you!
  • 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.
  • The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816645244
    • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    • Published: April 2004
    Samuel Delany is a science fiction writer, teacher and recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to lesbian and gay culture. His autobiography focuses on his life in New York's lower east side in the 1960s and his development as a black gay writer in an open interracial marriage. The original edition, published in 1988 by Arbor House, won a Hugo Award for nonfiction. This paperbound edition is a reprint of the revised 1993 edition published by Richard Kasak. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 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: $26.00
    • 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.
  • Triton

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111935715
    • Publisher: Gregg Press
    • Published: 1977
    8vo. 1st hardcover edition. INSCRIBED by Delany. Minor rubbing to spine and to board extremities. VG.

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