The Three Hoarsemen Discuss NOVA by Samuel R. Delany
It is an allegorical tale of interstellar adventure, a quest that is part Moby Dick and part revolutionary act. It is about confluence, archetypes, obsession, seeking the future, and the creative process itself. It is the story that marked the transition from Delany’s more straightforward genre explorations to the maturation of his career when he returned to the field with Dhalgren. It is the book that critic Algis Budrys said “…right now, as of this book…not as of some future book or some accumulated body of work, [Delany] is the best science-fiction writer in the world, at a time when competition for that status is intense.”
In this installment of The Three Hoarsemen John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson discuss Nova by Samuel R. Delany, including their first encounter with the book, how subsequent readings have altered their views, and the continuing strength of the story after four and a half decades.
- The SF Encyclopedia: Samuel R. Delany
- Worlds Without End: Nova
- ISFD: Samuel R. Delany
- Jo Walton at Tor: Overloading the Senses
- Jo Walton at Tor: Scintillations of a Sensory Syrynx
- The Polymath
- The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
- Weird Fiction Review: Michael Cisco
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Cowl by Neal Asher
- The Hollow Crown
- Open Road Media to Publish Nine Ebooks from Delany
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