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:

Samuel R. Delany & Tom Purdom talk at Philcon in 2017 (IA)

Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1942

Also involved: - Balticon 16 - Carl Brandon Society - ConFusion-17 - Ditmar Awards - Dragon Press - Empiricon 2 - Fourth Street Fantasy 1990 - ICFA 3 - Khatru - Lunacon 10 - Mudcon - Riverside Quarterly - Seth McEvoy - The New York Review of Science Fiction - Tropicon I - Worlds of Tomorrow

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Also- Ditmar Awards