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ISBN-10: 081956298X
ISBN-13: 9780819562982
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 07/19/1996
Dimensions: 8.43" L, 5.35" W, 0.74" H

Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia

Other: Kathy Acker

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Price: $17.95

Overview

Interplanetary war, capture and escape, diplomatic intrigues that topple worlds.

In a story as exciting as any science fiction adventure written, Samuel R. Delany’s 1976 SF novel, originally published as Triton, takes us on a tour of a utopian society at war with . . . our own Earth! High wit in this future comedy of manners allows Delany to question gender roles and sexual expectations at a level that, 20 years after it was written, still make it a coruscating portrait of the happily reasonable man, Bron Helstrom — an immigrant to the embattled world of Triton, whose troubles become more and more complex, till there is nothing left for him to do but become a woman. Against a background of high adventure, this minuet of a novel dances from the farthest limits of the solar system to Earth’s own Outer Mongolia. Alternately funny and moving, it is a wide-ranging tale in which character after character turns out not to be what he — or she — seems.

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Reviews
Delany's most controlled, and therefore his most successful, experiment to date . . . Triton is a novel of manners – those of a rich and complex society in which the avowed highest good is the free expression of each individual's personality.–Gerald Jonas, New York Times Book Review

An excellent novel. The author has created an innovative and fascinating culture.–Orca

Delany's most controlled, and therefore his most successful, experiment to date . . . Triton is a novel of manners – those of a rich and complex society in which the avowed highest good is the free expression of each individual's personality.–Gerald Jonas, New York Times Book Review

Delany has been the cutting edge of the SF revolution for more than ten years . . . [He] may turn out to be as important a writer as Pynchon.–Mother Jones
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Details

ISBN-10: 081956298X
ISBN-13: 9780819562982
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 07/19/1996
Dimensions: 8.43" L, 5.35" W, 0.74" H
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