1. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

    Samuel R. Delany

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    In a universe where information flows freely, lack of knowledge can be cataclysmic
    With a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave—suitable only for the most brutal work. But the tragedy of Rat Korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an “industrial diplomat,” who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of “General Information.” The greatest fear in this future is Cultural Fugue, a critical mass of shared knowledge that can destroy life over the surface of an entire world in hours. In this dizzyingly original novel, information is perilous, but without it a human is only a rat in a cage.
    This is the book in which, a decade before the fact in 1984, Delany predicted the Internet.
    This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
  2. Pub Date
    Open Road Integrated Media

Editorial Reviews

  • “A rocket launch, a phoenix reborn, a new Delany novel—three wonderful, fiery events.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

  • “Some of the most lyrical and stirring passages in Delany’s work fuse the juncture between art, technology and social science.” —The Village Voice

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About the author

Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, at the age of twenty. Throughout his storied career, he has received four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Delany’s works also extend into memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. He is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well as the former director of its graduate creative writing program.