This item starboard wine more notes on the language of science fiction by samuel r delany paperback 2576 only 3 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Samuel ray delany also known as chip is an award winning american science fiction author he was born to a prominent black family on april 1 1942 and raised in harlem his mother margaret carey boyd delany was a library clerk in the new york public library system. Samuel r delany is an acclaimed novelist and critic who teaches english and creative writing at temple university and is the author of numerous works of fiction and criticism most recently his novel through the valley of the nest of spiders. Starboard wine more notes on the language of science fiction originally published in 1984 is delanys second collection of essays on science fiction well thats what he claims anyway well thats what he claims anyway. In starboard wine samuel r delany explores the implications of his now famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future rather it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality by recognizing a texts specific difference we begin to see the quality of its particulars
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