The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R. Delany. Echoing Future Greatness.

About a fortnight ago I came across an interview with Science Fiction Grandmaster Samuel R. ‘Chip’ Delany over at SF Signal. What prompted this interview was the re-release of Delany’s three of his earliest novels in omnibus form. Now I am a huge fan of Delany’s science fiction works, but like many of us, I’m only acquainted with his more famous works like Triton (1976), Nova (1968), Dahlgren (1975), etc. I had not read his earliest works. After reading the interview I decided it was time to correct this shortcoming. Fortunately, Delany’s very first novel, The Jewels of Aptor (1962) … Continue reading The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R. Delany. Echoing Future Greatness.

Samuel Delany Interview Part 2

John H. Stevens over at SF Signal gives us the second part of his interview with Science Fiction Grandmaster Samuel Delany. It’s an incredibly detailed and in depth monologue that will require your complete attention, but well worth reading. Check it out here. On a side note I will be reviewing Samuel Delany’s first novel, The Jewels of Aptor (1962), next week.   Continue reading Samuel Delany Interview Part 2

Amazing Stories Returns Today

In April 1926 Hugo Gernsback launched the first magazine dedicated to science fiction with Amazing Stories. Today Amazing Stories returns to publication with its 88th Anniversary issue. Amazing Stories was the pioneer of science fiction short fiction, bringing new authors such as Clifford D. Simak, Jack Williamson, John W. Campbell, Jr., and some guy named Isaac Asimov to the attention of the science fiction reading public, just to name a few. As Amazing Stories matured and developed, so did the quality of the science fiction it printed. One can use the publication history of Amazing Stories as a lens with … Continue reading Amazing Stories Returns Today