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Sphere, 1968 - English fiction - 224 pages
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User Review  - blakeR - Goodreads

I feel 2.5-y about this one but I'm rounding up in consideration of the inventive premise and impressive scientific knowledge on display. They make it a marginally better book than just "OK." The ... Read full review

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One of the best-written and most literary SF novels I have ever read. This is my third Delany book (after Tales of Neveryon and The Einstein Intersection), but I think it would have been a much better introduction to Delany than either of the other two. Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Samuel R. Delany Jr. was born in Harlem, New York on April 1, 1942. He is a science fiction and short story writer. His first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, was published in 1962. He has written more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, memoirs, and critical essays. He has received numerous awards including the Nebula Award for best novel for Babel-17 in 1966 and The Einstein Intersection in 1967, the Nebula Award for best short story for Aye, and Gomorrah and Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones, the Hugo Award for best short story for Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones in 1970 and for his non-fiction book, The Motion of Light in Water, and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in 1993. He is as a professor in the department of English at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

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