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  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241510582
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Driftglass




The definitive collection of stories from one of the most influential science fiction writers ever, and a pioneer of Black speculative fiction

Samuel R. Delany is widely considered to be one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century, and a pioneer of Black and Queer genre fiction.

Driftglass, the definitive collection of Delany's science fiction stories, displays the extraordinary depth of his writing: strange men and women labouring beneath the seas, the struggle of those attempting to break free from their galaxies, the intrigue of violent underworlds, as well as children with psychic powers and an ice cream parlour on a moon of Neptune. Radical, inventive, and brilliantly original, Driftglass contains the Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories 'Aye, and Gomorrah. . .' and 'Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones'.

  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241510582
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Samuel R. Delaney

After his seventh novel Empire Star (1966), Samuel Delany began publishing short fiction professionally with “The Star Pit.” It appeared in Worlds of Tomorrow and was turned into a popular two-hour radio play, broadcast annually over WBAI-FM for more than a decade. Two tales, “Aye, and Gomorrah” and “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones,” won Nebula Awards as best SF short stories of, respectively, 1967 and 1969. Aye, and Gomorrah contains all the significant short science fiction and fantasy Delany published between 1965 and 1988, excepting only those tales in his Return to Nevèrÿon series. A native New Yorker, Delany teaches English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. In July of 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

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