Samuel R. Delany

(b. 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.

He was GoH at Intersection the 1995 Worldcon.

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Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

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