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Samuel R. Delany

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Samuel R. Delany Jr. was born in Harlem, New York on April 1, 1942. He is a science fiction and short story writer. His first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, was published in 1962. He has written more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, memoirs, and critical essays. He has received afficher plus numerous awards including the Nebula Award for best novel for Babel-17 in 1966 and The Einstein Intersection in 1967, the Nebula Award for best short story for Aye, and Gomorrah and Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones, the Hugo Award for best short story for Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones in 1970 and for his non-fiction book, The Motion of Light in Water, and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in 1993. He is as a professor in the department of English at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. (Bowker Author Biography) Samuel R. Delany is a professor of English & Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. (Publisher Provided) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Samuel R. Delany

Dhalgren (1975) 3,726 exemplaires
Babel 17 (1966) 2,638 exemplaires
Nova (1968) 2,219 exemplaires
L'intersection Einstein (1967) 1,575 exemplaires
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984) 1,372 exemplaires
Triton (1976) 1,331 exemplaires
Contes de neveryon (1979) 1,083 exemplaires
La chute des tours (1970) 822 exemplaires
The Jewels of Aptor (1962) 684 exemplaires
Babel-17 / Empire Star (1966) 663 exemplaires
Neveryóna (1983) 636 exemplaires
Driftglass (1967) 536 exemplaires
Flight from Nevèrÿon (1985) 454 exemplaires
Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999) 428 exemplaires
The Bridge of Lost Desire (1987) 404 exemplaires
La Ballade de Bêta-2 (1965) 362 exemplaires
They Fly at Çiron (1993) 339 exemplaires
Aye, and Gomorrah and Other Stories (2003) 332 exemplaires
Hogg (1995) 274 exemplaires
Empire Star (1965) 252 exemplaires
Atlantis: Three Tales (1995) 225 exemplaires
City of a Thousand Suns (1965) 217 exemplaires
The Mad Man (1994) 214 exemplaires
Distant Stars (1981) 210 exemplaires
Out of the Dead City (1963) 190 exemplaires
Dark Reflections (2007) 180 exemplaires
Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo/The Star Pit (1966) — Contributeur — 160 exemplaires
Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York (1999) — Auteur — 149 exemplaires
Heavenly Breakfast (1979) 143 exemplaires
Longer Views (1996) 121 exemplaires
Vice versa (1973) 120 exemplaires
Phallos (2004) 105 exemplaires
Nebula Winners Thirteen (1980) — Directeur de publication — 104 exemplaires
Shorter Views (1999) 94 exemplaires
Empire Star / The Tree Lord of Imeten (1966) — Auteur — 94 exemplaires
A,B,C: Three Short Novels (2015) 67 exemplaires
Empire : A Visual Novel (1978) 65 exemplaires
Radical Utopias (1990) 60 exemplaires
Quark/1 (1970) — Directeur de publication — 60 exemplaires
1984 (2000) 55 exemplaires
Quark/2 (1971) — Directeur de publication — 53 exemplaires
Quark/3 (1971) — Directeur de publication — 52 exemplaires
Driftglass/Starshards (1422) 44 exemplaires
Quark/4 (1971) — Directeur de publication — 36 exemplaires
La fosse aux étoiles (1966) 31 exemplaires
The Straits of Messina (1989) 28 exemplaires
Aye, and Gomorrah... [short story] (1967) 21 exemplaires
Dhalgren III (1988) 12 exemplaires
Lines of Power [novella] (1968) 11 exemplaires
Dhalgren I: Prisma, espejo, lentes (1988) 10 exemplaires
Driftglass [short fiction] (1967) 10 exemplaires
Voyage, Orestes! (2019) 10 exemplaires
Letters from Amherst (2019) 10 exemplaires
Dhalgren II (1988) 7 exemplaires
High Weir (1968) 7 exemplaires
Allies (Boston Review / Forum) (2019) 6 exemplaires
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1 #202 (1972) 6 exemplaires
Corona (1967) 5 exemplaires
The Tale Of Gorgik (1979) 5 exemplaires
Prismatica 5 exemplaires
The Tale of Old Venn [novella] (1976) 4 exemplaires
The Power of the Nail 3 exemplaires
Big Joe (2021) 3 exemplaires
Cage of Brass [short story] (1968) 3 exemplaires
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1 #203 (1972) 3 exemplaires
Fifties Fictions (2003) 3 exemplaires
Ruins 2 exemplaires
The Hermit of Houston {story} (2017) 2 exemplaires
Einstein perduto - Nova (Urania) (2017) 2 exemplaires
Ajnštajnovski presek 1 exemplaire
La chute des tours (1971) 1 exemplaire
Torque 3 Program 1 exemplaire
Delany Samuel 1 exemplaire
Quark 3 1 exemplaire
Quark 1 1 exemplaire
The Jewel Hinged Jaw 1 exemplaire
Tales of Neveryon. 1 exemplaire
Empire 1 exemplaire
Skæringspunkt 1 exemplaire
TRITON. ARMENIA 1978 1 exemplaire
Tales of Nevèrÿou 1 exemplaire
Les Joyaux d'Aptor (1962) 1 exemplaire
Vavilon 17 1 exemplaire
Problemas en Tritón 1 exemplaire
Chants de l'espace (2008) 1 exemplaire
Postscripts [short fiction] (1988) 1 exemplaire
The Mummer's Tale [novelette] (1984) 1 exemplaire

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Sandman, Tome 5 : Jouons à être toi (1993) — Introduction — 6,031 exemplaires
Dangereuses visions (J'ai lu) — Contributeur — 1,919 exemplaires
Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contributeur — 1,232 exemplaires
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributeur — 891 exemplaires
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contributeur — 697 exemplaires
We Who Are About To . . . (1975) — Introduction, quelques éditions578 exemplaires
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contributeur — 578 exemplaires
Partners in Wonder (1971) — Contributeur — 466 exemplaires
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributeur — 415 exemplaires
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1996) — Contributeur — 396 exemplaires
The Stonewall Reader (2019) — Contributeur — 343 exemplaires
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contributeur — 282 exemplaires
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contributeur — 279 exemplaires
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Contributeur — 274 exemplaires
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contributeur — 260 exemplaires
A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction (1979) — Avant-propos — 253 exemplaires
Source-Étoilée : une aventure d'Anthony Villiers (1968) — Introduction, quelques éditions243 exemplaires
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contributeur — 243 exemplaires
Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex (1996) — Contributeur — 204 exemplaires
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (1994) — Contributeur — 202 exemplaires
Modern Classics of Science Fiction (1991) — Contributeur — 201 exemplaires
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contributeur — 200 exemplaires
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two, Book 2 (1968-1970) (1971) — Contributeur — 199 exemplaires
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Contributeur — 185 exemplaires
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Contributeur — 179 exemplaires
Nebula Award Stories Number Three (1968) — Contributeur — 173 exemplaires
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contributeur — 173 exemplaires
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels (1980) — Contributeur — 173 exemplaires
The Best of R. A. Lafferty (2019) — Contributeur — 154 exemplaires
Nebula Award Stories Five (1970) — Contributeur — 146 exemplaires
World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 (1968) — Contributeur — 143 exemplaires
In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology (1986) — Contributeur — 142 exemplaires
SF12 (1968) — Contributeur — 137 exemplaires
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributeur — 133 exemplaires
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Contributeur — 130 exemplaires
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader (1960) — Contributeur — 123 exemplaires
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contributeur — 108 exemplaires
Swords of the Rainbow: Gay & Lesbian Fantasy Adventures (1996) — Contributeur — 101 exemplaires
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories (1992) — Contributeur — 99 exemplaires
The Best American Erotica 1993 (1993) — Contributeur — 98 exemplaires
Best SF: 1968 (1969) — Auteur — 92 exemplaires
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contributeur — 91 exemplaires
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Contributeur — 91 exemplaires
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contributeur — 86 exemplaires
Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent (1996) — Introduction; Contributeur — 85 exemplaires
Mermaids! (1986) — Contributeur — 80 exemplaires
The New Tomorrows (1971) — Contributeur — 77 exemplaires
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015) — Contributeur — 74 exemplaires
Alpha 5 (1974) — Contributeur — 73 exemplaires
Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing (Richard Kasak Books) (1996) — Contributeur — 68 exemplaires
Clarion (1971) — Contributeur — 62 exemplaires
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Contributeur — 51 exemplaires
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series (1968) — Contributeur — 50 exemplaires
Meltdown! (Richard Kasak Books) (1994) — Contributeur — 48 exemplaires
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Contributeur — 47 exemplaires
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series (1980) — Contributeur — 46 exemplaires
Ace Science Fiction Reader (1971) — Contributeur — 44 exemplaires
A Day in the Life (1972) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (2021) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
Even Our Fantasies: A Compendium of Gay Erotica (1814) — Contributeur — 39 exemplaires
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 7 (1963) — Contributeur — 37 exemplaires
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contributeur — 37 exemplaires
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributeur — 35 exemplaires
The WisCon Chronicles (2007) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
Ritual Sex (1996) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributeur — 30 exemplaires
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two (1962-1970) (1971) — Contributeur — 29 exemplaires
The Shores Beneath (1971) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contributeur — 26 exemplaires
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contributeur — 19 exemplaires
Fiction International 22: Pornography & Censorship (1992) — Contributeur — 16 exemplaires
Conjunctions: 67, Other Aliens (2016) — Contributeur — 14 exemplaires
The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellison (2019) — Contributeur — 12 exemplaires
Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles (2010) — Contributeur — 10 exemplaires
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Contributeur — 8 exemplaires
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls (2017) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Trilogy of the Future (1972) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
En anden ensomhed (1978) — Auteur, quelques éditions2 exemplaires
Black Clock 1 (2004) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
SFの評論大全集 (別冊奇想天外 4) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
S-Fマガジン 2000年 02月号 [雑誌] — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
S-Fマガジン 1969年09月号 (通巻124号) (1969) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

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"Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand" Group Discussion à Group Reads - Sci-Fi (Septembre 2009)

Critiques

(Caveat: I couldn't finish this book. I made it to page 87 of an Ace edition in what appears to be a 70s reprint).

I picked this up from a second-hand shop thinking I've never read a Delany novel I didn't like. Well now I've found one. The first twenty pages or so are quite promising and built up some expectations, but it has taken me over two weeks to plod through nearly 90 pages. I know it's his first novel and I was willing to cut him some slack. But, honestly, it's just awful.

The book seems more in the vein of the "sword and sorcery" genre than what one usually expects from Delany. It's not a surprise that he didn't stick with this style for very long because in my opinion (again, based solely on 87 pages of this first novel) he was not very good at it. However, I am not familiar with any other work spanning 1962-65: the earliest I've gone is Babel-17, which is fantastic. What a difference three years made. It has some of the same flavor of a grand adventure story but with a lot more going on to keep you interested. This novel has made me think that perhaps certain kinds of "adventure stories" are better when you are younger. But I'm not so sure. I had similar - but much less pronounced - reactions to reading Fritz Lieber's "Fafnir and the Grey Mouser" books at age 39, but I made it through three of those and enjoyed myself for a least a good portion of that time. "Aptor" has made me think about the kind of function that pulp sci-fi and fantasy books performed for readers in the 60s and 70s, and how that same function is now being filled by other kinds of storytelling like role-playing games. Much of the "adventure and hi-jinx" in The Jewels of Aptor, with its horrible dialogue and impoverished descriptions, is on a level with the worst of any random Forgotten Realms contract writer, and I feel like I'm reading some random Dungeon Master's narrative hand-scribbled on notebook paper and not an actual novel by someone I consider a luminary of science fiction. My eyes start to gloss over, I realize I haven't really been conscious for most of the last page or two that I've read, and I begin to wonder why I am reading an awful novel when there are so many good ones out there I have yet to discover. Including a solid handful of titles by Delany that I'm still looking forward to reading. Perhaps I'll pick one of those next to wash the taste of this from my palette.

I am putting this down right around the part where he seems to have decided to rewrite the script from The Blob. Perhaps I will pick it up at some future date, but I'll have to get a copy from the library because I am putting this in my "to donate to charity" pile. Maybe when someone makes Jewels of Aptor into a tabletop campaign setting or a CRPG, I'll play it, but as a novel this just seems to tank on so many levels.
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Œuvres
206
Aussi par
101
Membres
25,789
Popularité
#811
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
461
ISBN
467
Langues
21
Favoris
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