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Preview — Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany
I know, I know. But this book didn't do anything for me, if anything it just made me angry.
Well maybe that is because you are a white heterosexual male and you deserve to be made uncomfortable about the part you have played in the oppression of women and colonial peoples.
Yeah, I guess so. I guess I just don't see what the point of writing ...more
Once upon a time (around 1986 or 1987?), I had an opportunity to meet Samuel R. Delany at an ALA or ABA [now BookExpo]. Taking advantage of my position as a buyer for a large book distributor, I monopolized some of his time in the Bantam booth while he waited to do a signing—something that is surely tedious for many authors, some of whom will seek diversion with anyone willing to talk with him or her. In our brief discussion, I remember him most for being surprised at his students’ reluctance to...more
Boy, was I wrong.
It's turgid, it's obfuscatory, and it's mutton dressed up as lamb. "Cut through the galaxy's glitter; slice away all night. What thoughts did I dole out to that world (out of the six thousand, which, according t ...more
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand на Самюъл Дилейни е не само най-силният научнофантастичен роман; тя е най-зрелият научнофантастичен роман, за който научната фантастика още не е узряла.
Естествено е сравнението с Невромантик на Гибсън, с когото излиза през една и съща година. Точно годината на публикуване пък отпраща рефлексивно към голямата дистопия на Оруел, с която са свързани и по по-важни начини.
Невромантик – около и насред мощното естетическо ...more
Samuel R. Delany is an interesting author for someone like me to ...more
The answer is, yes! He does. Someone has to.
Get off your lackadaisical bum, you shoddy reader you, and expect something more from yourself and the writer. Stop kowtowing to the school of thought that indicates, "a simple word instead of an esoteric one." What the hell are all the rest of the words in the dictionary for? Why have com ...more