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Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany is a celebrated science fiction novelist, critic, and memoirist. He taught at Temple University and UMass Amherst. His novel Dark Reflections won the Stonewall Book Award. In 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

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A man seeks intimacy during a time of crisis. 

Samuel R. Delany

In a pre-Giuliani New York where pornographic theaters create communities of dissimilar people, a young blue-collar worker and a homeless ex-con forge a connection through their shared enjoyment of public sex. Short Story

Samuel R. Delany
Junot Díaz interviews science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany about what it means to be an aging sex radical and why he wrote the essay “Ash Wednesday.”
Junot Díaz, Samuel R. Delany

“I’m known as a sex radical, but the fact is I felt there was a world of experience that had been slipping away.”

Samuel R. Delany

A short story from one of America's most celebrated, and controversial, fiction writers.

Samuel R. Delany
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