Samuel R. Delany Bio

Mr. Delany is a true polymath, a stunning critic, an outrageous social commentator, a wizard of allegory, a pornographer of extreme transgression, a balladeer of autobiography, a man with no shame, a thoroughly human soul possessing unlimited grace and love, a writer of the very first rank.

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He has won nearly every major award in the world of Science Fiction, where as a genuine prodigy, he first rose to prominence in the early 1960’s. Since that time he has created a vast and acclaimed body of work that includes: literary and social criticism, pornography, mainstream fiction, adult fantasy and comics. His most well known novel, the massive Dahlgren has sold over a million copies to date.

He published the first novel about AIDS (The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals) in the United States in 1984, and is also one of that very select group of recipients of The William Whitehead Memorial Award for a Lifetime’s Contribution to Lesbian and Gay Literature.

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