Trouble on Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571953
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Fiction

In a story as exciting as any science fiction adventure written, Samuel R. Delany's 1976 SF novel, originally published as Triton, takes us on a tour of a utopian society at war with . . . our own Earth! High wit in this future comedy of manners allows Delany to question gender roles and sexual expectations at a level that, 20 years after it was written, still make it a coruscating portrait of "the happily reasonable man," Bron Helstrom -- an immigrant to the embattled world of Triton, whose troubles become more and more complex, till there is nothing left for him to do but become a woman. Against a background of high adventure, this minuet of a novel dances from the farthest limits of the solar system to Earth's own Outer Mongolia. Alternately funny and moving, it is a wide-ranging tale in which character after character turns out not to be what he -- or she -- seems.

Trouble on Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan
ISBN: 1283110032
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre:

Interplanetary war, capture and escape, diplomatic intrigues that topple worlds.

Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575119208
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Fiction

Triton, the outermost moon of Neptune, is a world of absolute freedom. A world where every wish can be fulfilled. But for Bron Helstrom, one of society's elite, life has lost its meaning. In a world of endless possibilities, Bron begins an odyssey to find the object of his elusive desire. An odyssey that will take him to earth, involve him in political intrigue and transform him completely from the man he once was.

Nova

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480461703
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Fiction

A quest for a priceless element—and revenge—fuels this far-future interstellar adventure that “reads like Moby-Dick at a strobe-light show” (Time). In 3172, the universe is divided between three political units: the stars and worlds of Draco, with Earth as its power center; the Pleiades Federation, on whose capital world, New Ark, lives the incredibly wealthy Von Ray family, descended from well-heeled merchants whose ancestors made their fortune as pirates; and the Outer Colonies, where, in their underwater mines, tiny quantities of the fabulously valuable Illyrion have been discovered. Lorq Von Ray was a playboy and young space-yacht-racing captain who, at a party at Earth’s Paris, clashed with Draco’s Prince Red. This sets Lorq on a demonic quest, through which he hopes to find vengeance. When a star goes nova and implodes, in the seething stellar wreckage for a few days—even hours—lie tons of Illyrion, the element that makes interstellar travel possible. To help him secure the priceless fuel, Lorq recruits a gypsy musician, a would-be novelist, and some other ragtag misfits. But an even more dangerous fuel than Illyrion is revenge . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.

Shorter Views

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571977
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Fiction

In Shorter Views, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Samuel R. Delany brings his remarkable intellectual powers to bear on a wide range of topics. Whether he is exploring the deeply felt issues of identity, race, and sexuality, untangling the intricacies of literary theory, or the writing process itself, Delany is one of the most lucid and insightful writers of our time. These essays cluster around topics related to queer theory on the one hand, and on the other, questions concerning the paraliterary genres: science fiction, pornography, comics, and more. Readers new to Delany's work will find this collection of shorter pieces an especially good introduction, while those already familiar with his writing will appreciate having these essays between two covers for the first time.

Einstein Intersection

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571960
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Fiction

The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. 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.

Atlantis

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819552839
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Fiction

New fiction from a master explores problems of memory, history, & transgression.

Times Square Red Times Square Blue

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814719201
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Social Science

As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history. The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history. Published in conjunction with the American Historical Association.

The Motion of Light in Water

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480461727
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the bohemian sixties, a young writer tries to make sense of his life With the poet Marilyn Hacker, Delany moves into a tenement on a dead-end street that the landlord reserves for interracial couples. Between playing folk music in the evenings at the same Greenwich Village coffee shop as Bob Dylan and preparing shrimp curry for W. H. Auden and Chester Khalman, who have accepted an invitation that night for dinner, Delany takes a stab at writing science fiction. This young prodigy would complete and sell five novels before he turned twenty-two! (And then have a nervous breakdown . . .) This beautifully written memoir is a testament to a neighborhood where experimentation was a way of life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.

In the Heart of the Valley of Love

Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520207289
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction

This novel explores human relationships in a Los Angeles of the future, where rich and poor are deeply polarized and where water, food, gas and education cannot be taken for granted.

The Jewel Hinged Jaw

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819572462
Release Date: 2011-05-15
Genre: Social Science

Samuel R. Delany’s The Jewel-Hinged Jaw appeared originally in 1977, and is now long out of print and hard to find. The impact of its demonstration that science fiction was a special language, rather than just gadgets and green-skinned aliens, began reverberations still felt in science fiction criticism. This edition includes two new essays, one written at the time and one written about those times, as well as an introduction by writer and teacher Matthew Cheney, placing Delany’s work in historical context. Close textual analyses of Thomas M. Disch, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, and Joanna Russ read as brilliantly today as when they first appeared. Essays such as “About 5,750 Words” and “To Read The Dispossessed” first made the book a classic; they assure it will remain one.

Tales of Nev r on

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 081956270X
Release Date: 1993-11-29
Genre: Fiction

Five inter-connected stories set in a mythical past focus on the experiences of the slave Gorgik

Silent Interviews

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819562807
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Literary Collections

A collection of substantial written interviews.