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ISBN-10: 0819568848
ISBN-13: 9780819568847
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 07/11/2012
Dimensions: 7.42" L, 8.98" W, 0.79" H

Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction (Revised)

Other: Matthew Cheney

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The long-awaited reissue of a classic work of criticism — revised and expanded

In Starboard Wine, Samuel R. Delany explores the implications of his now-famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future. Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality. By recognizing a text’s specific difference, we begin to see the quality of its particulars. Through riveting analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, Delany reveals critical strategies for reading that move beyond overwrought theorizing and formulaic thinking. Throughout, the author performs the kinds of careful inquiry and urgent speculation that he calls others to engage in.

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Samuel Delany is without doubt a fine writer and intellectual critic without equal.–S. Raeschild, Choice
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ISBN-10: 0819568848
ISBN-13: 9780819568847
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 07/11/2012
Dimensions: 7.42" L, 8.98" W, 0.79" H
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