Empire star

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Gregg Press, 1977 - Fiction - 87 pages
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Review: Empire Star

User Review  - Bad-at-reading - Goodreads

The Phantom Tollbooth in outer space, roughly. Probably worth burning through again to suss out the temporal shenanigans. I'm reading Delany's bibliography in order and after the clumsy Aptor, Towers trilogy, and Ballad, here finally is one that really connects throughout. Read full review

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Good, short, and a little bit too self consciously goofy for my tastes... but twisting and convoluted in a satisfying way. Read full review


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About the author (1977)

Samuel R. Delany Jr., celebrated science fiction and short story writer, was born in Harlem, N.Y., in 1942 to Samuel Ray and Margaret Carey. Delany suffered from dyslexia, which was not diagnosed until he attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, where he also met his future wife and where he began publishing short stories that won high school literary awards. Delany's first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, was published in 1962. It established the direction his later works would take by exploring the ways in which myth shapes our cultural beliefs. Delany also examines topics such as alternative love and sex relationships, mythic elements in the imagination, issues of communications and community, and the role of the artist in society. Delany has written more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, memoirs, and critical essays. His many awards include the Nebula Award for Best Novel for Babel-17 in 1966 and The Einstein Intersection in 1967, the Hugo Award for best short story, Science Fiction Convention, for "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones" in 1970, and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in 1993.

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