Tag Archives: Samuel R. Delany

VIDEO: Celebrating Octavia E. Butler

Samuel R. Delany, Jane Yolen, Kate Elliott, Walter Mosley, Jonathan Lethem, N. K. Jemisin, and Gary K. Wolfe pay tribute to Octavia E. Butler and discuss her lasting legacy.

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VIDEO: Samuel R. Delany on DHALGREN and Being a Grand Master

In this video, Samuel R. Delany “takes us through his childhood in Harlem and onto his path to becoming the 2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of science fiction”.

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Just Released: 9 New Samuel R. Delany eBooks

Great news for Samuel R. Delany fans! Open Road Media has just released a collection of 9 Samuel R. Delany eBooks.

Titles include:
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Samuel R. Delany Named 2013 Damon Knight Grand Master Recipient

From the SFWA website
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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.

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VIDEO: Samuel R. Delany – Interview and Reading “Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders”


On June 18th, 2012, Samuel R. Delany appeared at Barnes & Noble in NYC to celebrate 50 years as a published writer and his newest novel Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Alex Lozupone recorded several videos of the event, which included not only a reading, but also a post-reading author Q&A between Samuel R. Delany and Ken James.

Now, through the magic of YouTube playlists, you can watch all 3 videos…after the jump
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PANEL VIDEO: Outsiders in Science Fiction and the Fantastic

This panel at The Center for Fiction explored “outsiderness” in the world of science fiction and fantasy. Panelists included Steve Berman, Carlos Hernandez, Andrea Hairston, Alaya Dawn Johnson and Samuel R. Delany and was moderatedby Ellen Kushner.

Now, through the magic of YouTube, you can enjoy all 3 parts right here:

[via Jennifer Marie Brissett, who is alos in today’s Mind Meld. It’s Jennifer Marie Brissett day!]

VIDEO: Science Fiction Legends Talk About The SF Grand Masters

Filmmaker Eric Solstein has uploaded the first two parts of a larger tribute to Science Fiction’s Grand Masters presented at the 2000 SFWA Nebula banquet at the installation of Brian Aldiss. There’s wonderful footage of so many SF legends, including Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, James Gunn, William Tenn, Clifford D. Simak, Joe Haldeman, Philip Jos@eacute; Farmer, Norman Spinrad, Damon Knight (for whom the Grand Master Award is now named), Julie Schwartz, Gene Wolfe, Hal Clement, Poul Anderson, Samuel R. Delany, Barry Malzberg and Brian Aldiss.

There’s a longer follow-up video after the break…

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