Samuel R. Delany

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(1942 —)

Samuel R. "Chip" Delany is an American pro writer and critic who was married for 25 years to Marilyn Hacker.

His early writing was primarily high-quality space opera such as Nova and The Einstein Intersection. Later, he moved more towards New Wave writing which was far more experimental and far less popular. (Dahlgren, which sold a million copies, might be considered an exception, but it is probably the book most likely to be cited by fans as important, but unreadable — for many years "How far didyou manage to get into Dahlgren? was a common fannish question.)

For the last twenty-plus years he has been primarily known as a critic.

Awards, Honors and GoHships: (IA) Samuel R. Delany & Tom Purdom talk at Philcon in 2017

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