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  • Paperback
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  • Nova AUTHOR Samuel R. Delany
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
  • 9780375706707

10 thoughts on “Nova AUTHOR Samuel R. Delany

  1. says:

    flawed but heroic space captain on a mission that is part vengeance and part noble uest assembles a disparate crew to fly through a nova this is Samuel R Delany so that synopsis just barely scratches the surface I'm going to copy paste a post regarding this book that I just made in a group I moderate hopefully the pasted post will eventually turn out to be notes for an actual review but who knows I'm whimsical and lazy

  2. says:

    “NOVA” – ueen sings – Ahhh AhhhhReading this I could not help thinking about the 1980 Mike Hodges film Flash Gordon starrin

  3. says:

    Nova A New Wave Grail uest space opera from the 1960sOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureNova is Samuel Chip Delany's 1968 space opera with mythicGrail uest overtones It is packed with different themes subtexts allegorical and cultural references and literary experiments and the young author just 25 years old

  4. says:

    Finished a reread of Samuel R Delany's Nova for my reading group I'll post a longer review later but for nowNova is considered by some critics as the last of Delany's early period lesser novels I think it is the first of his masterpieces insofar as he fully embraces what will become a trademark in the next several Dhalgren Trouble

  5. says:

    Nova does not cease telling you how clever it is It does this with plenty of the goobledigook that can mar any narrative sci fi or not First the neologisms meant to indicate that the writer really thought through his futuristic world sensory syrynx and psychorama are among the plenty These are meant to broadcast the legitimacy of his imagined world and that yes he took care to note that language evolves with

  6. says:

    Ah classic space opera futuristic setting oddball characters with oddball philosophies and ships and science well beyond w

  7. says:

    For those of you unfamiliar with Delany let me explain to you what it's like reading one of his novels And Delany is a clever PLUS so I think there should be way raving about him than there is I don't uite hear enoughHere'

  8. says:

    Sprung from pirates reeling blind in fire I am called pirate murderer thiefKudos to Delany for writing in 1968 one of the first space opera stories with real substance and serious cultural and sociological underpinnings as well as some interesting mythological overtones It is also considered a major cyberpunk forerunner introducing the concept of direct interfacing between man and machine Clearly this can be viewed as g

  9. says:

    Direct seeming in the mythic way Nova still belies its modest page count bursting at its seams with Delany's muscular world building prowess How could it come to an end so uickly I thought with how full it is growing And Delany's world Constructed with an innate faith in the ability of his readers to keep up or perhaps si

  10. says:

    A grizzled young captain and his ragtag crew go on the biggest and deadliest refueling trip in history Stakes entire galactic economy massive inflation should they succeed It starts out promising introduces the main characters effectively gets us to hate the bad guys properly and outlines enough of the life in the early fourth millennium to give us a good stage of where we are now And it ends well too with a

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Nova AUTHOR Samuel R. Delany

Ement sensory deprivation and overload man machine communion the drug experience the creative experience and inter personal relationships which include incest and assassination father son leader follower human pet and lots The balance of galactic power in the st century revolves around Illyrion the most precious energy source in the universe The varie. Finished a reread of Samuel R Delany s Nova for my reading group I ll post a longer review later but for nowNova is considered by some critics as the last of Delany s early period lesser novels I think it is the first of his masterpieces insofar as he fully embraces what will become a trademark in the next several Dhalgren Trouble On Triton and all the Neveryon books ending with Stars In My Pocket Like Grains Of Sand namely the full use of metafiction Many mainstream literary novelists employed it in roughly the same time period Barth Pynchon Gaddis Fowles even Vonnegut and certain Atwood Murdoch Peircy and Lessing but one rarely encountered it in science fiction Certainly it was never used to such effect until much later In Nova we find it s first full deploymentOn the surface this is a space opera style adventure a feud between two great families across the galaxy high politics and finance and a race for a treasure It has all the classic tropes an independently owned starship a motley crew wild and vividly described planets and at times nail biting pacing but it also steps back from itself to comment on what is happening in terms of history and myth mostly via the character of Katin a or less aimless young man with an immense store of academic training and a finely honed sense of process who has been taking notes for years on a novel he intends to write which in this far flung time is a lost art He joins the crew of the Roc almost by accident and uickly becomes invested in their uest as much for the relationships he makes among the varied members of the crew as for all the resonances he sees in the captain s self imposed uest It is a grail uest it is a hunt for a white whale it is spy craft and it is fate all rolled into one mission to an exploding star Delany offers up the points of mythic resonance throughout for anyone who cares to find out tying the adventure to literary and cultural archetypes spanning millenniaThis raises the novel well above the level of simple adventure Hints as to the nature of the crew who is Jason who is Argos who is Medea who is Ahab are sprinkled throughoutAs well this book gives us a foretaste of the kind of evocative language Delany will hone in the next several novelsAs metafiction Delany s novels are master classes on how science fiction is constructed and why the subtext connects so strongly to what on the surface appears to be a mere entertainment He is as interested in how culture works as in what his characters go through Nothing in a Delany novel happens in isolation from all of history and myth

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These are at least some of the ways you can read NOVA as a fast action farflung interstellar adventure as archetypal mysticalmythical allegory in which the Tarot and the Grail both figure prominently as modern myth told in the S F idiom the reader observes recollects or participates in a range of personal experience including violent pain and disfigur. NOVA ueen sings Ahhh AhhhhReading this I could not help thinking about the 1980 Mike Hodges film Flash Gordon starring Max von Sydow and Sam Jones Many critics and reviewers have used the term space opera to label and describe Samuel Delaney s imaginative Hugo nominated 1968 science fiction novel and I think I will join those ranksWikipedia defines space opera as follows Space opera is a sub genre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic often melodramatic adventure set mainly or entirely in outer space usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities weapons and other technologyI call Nova a space opera because of the dramatic chamber like setting of a science fiction story While Delaney explains his science well and his novel contains all of the usual elements of the genre it is similar to John Ford s 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in that all or most of the action takes place in a closed setting as if on a theater stageComparing the novel to Flash Gordon and affixing the space opera label on the work may lead some readers to assign the novel to the campy or pulpy lower ranks of sci fi mediocrity This is far from the case Delaney has crafted an adventure of far future cultural and socio economic complexity and all wound together with a refreshingly original literary talent It is readily clear that the author a green but educated 25 at the time of submission has a creative ability that generations of writers to be would give an artificial limb to possessDelaney s science is cutting edge as well and he anticipates the cyberpunk sub genre than a decade early while blending together a rich topography of classical mythological and mystical constituentsA must read for a true science fiction fan Breakfast Book the ways you can read NOVA as a fast action farflung interstellar adventure as archetypal mysticalmythical allegory in which The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the Tarot and Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the Grail both figure prominently as modern myth A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery told in Card Concepts the S F idiom Emotional Victory this I could not help Still Life with Woodpecker thinking about Bo Knows Bo the 1980 Mike Hodges film Flash Gordon starring Max von Sydow and Sam Jones Many critics and reviewers have used Gender and Food the Finer Women to label and describe Samuel Delaney s imaginative Hugo nominated 1968 science fiction novel and I Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down think I will join Crazy Horses Girlfriend that often emphasizes romantic often melodramatic adventure set mainly or entirely in outer space usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities weapons and other Child Support the usual elements of 777 the Lost Blood the genre it is similar Abandoned Alice that all or most of Map My Heart the action Scandal takes place in a closed setting as if on a The Fashion Condition theater stageComparing Embellish Me the novel The Snakehead to Flash Gordon and affixing The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the work may lead some readers Truly Wilde to assign VEGAN ganz anders the novel An Infamous Army (Alastair, the campy or pulpy lower ranks of sci fi mediocrity This is far from Score! the case Delaney has crafted an adventure of far future cultural and socio economic complexity and all wound Abela together with a refreshingly original literary A Sisters Secret talent It is readily clear Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch that Butchers Crossing the author a green but educated 25 at Unchained Melanie the Olivias Luck time of submission has a creative ability Middle Class Problems that generations of writers The City of London, Volume 2 to be would give an artificial limb Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible to possessDelaney s science is cutting edge as well and he anticipates How We Lived Then the cyberpunk sub genre Top Tips for Fussy Eaters than a decade early while blending Winnie Davis together a rich The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries topography of classical mythological and mystical constituentsA must read for a The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded true science fiction fan

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D and exotic crew who sign up with Captain Lor van Ray know their mission is dangerous and they soon learn that they are involved in a deadly race with the charismatic but vicious leader of an opposing space federation But they have no idea of Lor's secret obsession to gather Illyrion at the source by flying through the very heart of an imploding star. For those of you unfamiliar with Delany let me explain to you what it s like reading one of his novels And Delany is a clever PLUS so I think there should be way raving about him than there is I don t uite hear enoughHere s the blurb they give youThe balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion the most precious energy source in the universe The varied and exotic crew who sign up with Captain Lor van Ray know their mission is dangerous and they soon learn that they are involved in a deadly race with the charismatic but vicious leader of an opposing space federation But they have no idea of Lor s secret obsession to gather Illyrion at source by flying through the very heart of an imploding starSo you re like Oh 240 pgs of ragtag interstellar fun I m in But you start to read and you re like pg 1 50 intro to characters and recruitment for dangerous race with Lor van Ray pgs 51 220 Of course if we consider the 25th century s extrapolation of interdimensional sociocultural hegemony Heidegger is in retrospect the 20th century s most important thinker If and it goes without saying we couple this idea with Marx s Scientific Dialectics the physicochemical structure Illyrion is better understood if we conduct a thought experiment to consider the properties of a substance not yet available on the 21st century s periodic table of elements pgs 220 240 Holy fuck that van Ray guy s trying to gather Illyrion at source by flying through the very heart of an imploding star So you can see why I like it Delany delves beyond shallow novel dilettantism to make fearsome polymathic connections between disciplines And clearly his intellectual exuberance is infectious In fact I m convinced if this novel was really written in the 31st century you d barely have to change a goddamn thing which is a ridiculous statement to make but such is the power of Delany s sci fi Given my little primer on Delany above there s way too much to capture in a single reading and that s why I m delighted to be following this one up with Dhalgren which I WTF ed over years ago it s sci fi Ulysses But much like any WTF dense piece of showboatery Camus Joyce Pynchon Gass DFW Gibson the first reading is the breathless anxious Will I even get through this investment that allows for the second reading s reaping of goldSo I see this is a 2015 version of this novel And Delany s first three novels were recently reissued in a single compendium so almost all his stuff is back in print I believe Let SF Masterworks know they ve done the right thing and buy a paperback of this asap If indeed that does signal publishers who ever knows D Because Delany s words thrive on a printed page and you ll judge yourself less for all the flicking back and forth P


About the Author: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel Ray Delany also known as Chip is an award winning American science fiction author He was born to a prominent black family on April and raised in Harlem His mother Margaret Carey Boyd Delany was a library clerk in the New York Public Library system His father Samuel Ray Delany Senior ran a successful Harlem undertaking establishment Levy Delany Funeral Home on th Av.