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Samuel Delany

Samuel Delany

2010 Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction Recipient

Samuel DelaneySamuel R. Delany is an award-winning African-American author and inductee of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. His work includes a number of novels, many in the science fiction genre, as well as memoir, criticism and essays. By the age of 20 he published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor (1962). His novels Babel-17 (1966, Nebula Award) and The Einstein Intersection (1967, Nebula Award) established his reputation, and over the next decade he became famous for his provocative futuristic explorations of race and sexual identity in the novels Nova (1969), Dhalgren (1975) and Triton (1976). His short stories "Aye, and Gomorrah..." (1967, Nebula Award) and “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” (1970, Nebula Award, Hugo Award), have also lent to establish him as a key figure in Science Fiction’s New Wave. Among a number of other published work is The Motion of Light in Water (1988, Hugo Award), a memoir of his experiences as a young gay science fiction writer.

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