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Publisher Comments:

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 father must come to terms with his son's death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction — but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no others before or since.

Review:

"[Delaney's] best work has been coming back into print. Aye, and Gomorrah includes the 10 short stories found in Driftglass, his 1971 anthology, plus five previously uncollected stories and a brief essay on the craft of fiction that should go on the short list of required reading for would-be writers." Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"The densely textured 'Dog in a Fisherman's Net' resembles a Paul Bowles tale of horror in paradise but ends in hope rather than morbidity. Delany is an acknowledged titan of 'literary' sf; these psychologically and ethically intriguing stories demonstrate why he has that reputation." Ray Olson, Booklist

Review:

"Delany's storytelling encompasses both controversy and compassion. Four of the stories have never been published in an anthology of Delany's fiction before. This volume by a master of speculative fiction belongs in large libraries." Library Journal

Review:

"'Driftglass' [is] one of the three finest science fiction stories ever written." Terry Carr, Lighthouse

Review:

"In "We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line," [Delany] has created a masterpiece." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

With his award-winning and bestselling novels including Dhalgren and Nova, Samuel R. Delany has established himself as a titan of science fiction. Excepting only the stories in his Return to Nevèrÿon series, Aye, and Gomorrah includes virtually all his science fiction and fantasy of short story length, including the Nebula Award-winning title story and the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones."

An anthropologist confronts the remnants of an extinct Martian civilization. A brother's unexpected death compels a Greek fisherman to abandon his island home and volatile gods. A retired spy has a final confrontation with the tyrant who first recruited her. Surgically altered men and women who toil under the sea come up to celebrate on the Brazilian coast. Meticulously written and beautifully structured, these fifteen tales of tomorrow have much to say about today.

Synopsis:

An expanded edition of the classic anthology Driftglass, this collection of science fiction and fantasy tales by the master of speculative fiction includes the Nebula Award-winning title story, the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones," and thirteen others.

Synopsis:

A father must come to terms with his son's death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction--but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no others before or since.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706714
Author:
Delany, Samuel R.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Subject:
short stories;science fiction;fiction;sf;stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
107-257
Publication Date:
April 8, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.03x5.19x.86 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375706714 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Delaney's] best work has been coming back into print. Aye, and Gomorrah includes the 10 short stories found in Driftglass, his 1971 anthology, plus five previously uncollected stories and a brief essay on the craft of fiction that should go on the short list of required reading for would-be writers."
"Review" by , "The densely textured 'Dog in a Fisherman's Net' resembles a Paul Bowles tale of horror in paradise but ends in hope rather than morbidity. Delany is an acknowledged titan of 'literary' sf; these psychologically and ethically intriguing stories demonstrate why he has that reputation."
"Review" by , "Delany's storytelling encompasses both controversy and compassion. Four of the stories have never been published in an anthology of Delany's fiction before. This volume by a master of speculative fiction belongs in large libraries."
"Review" by , "'Driftglass' [is] one of the three finest science fiction stories ever written."
"Review" by , "In "We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line," [Delany] has created a masterpiece."
"Synopsis" by , With his award-winning and bestselling novels including Dhalgren and Nova, Samuel R. Delany has established himself as a titan of science fiction. Excepting only the stories in his Return to Nevèrÿon series, Aye, and Gomorrah includes virtually all his science fiction and fantasy of short story length, including the Nebula Award-winning title story and the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones."

An anthropologist confronts the remnants of an extinct Martian civilization. A brother's unexpected death compels a Greek fisherman to abandon his island home and volatile gods. A retired spy has a final confrontation with the tyrant who first recruited her. Surgically altered men and women who toil under the sea come up to celebrate on the Brazilian coast. Meticulously written and beautifully structured, these fifteen tales of tomorrow have much to say about today.

"Synopsis" by , An expanded edition of the classic anthology Driftglass, this collection of science fiction and fantasy tales by the master of speculative fiction includes the Nebula Award-winning title story, the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones," and thirteen others.
"Synopsis" by , A father must come to terms with his son's death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction--but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no others before or since.
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