Samuel R. Delany

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(April 1, 1942 –)

Samuel Ray "Chip" Delany, Jr., is an American pro writer and critic.

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 did you manage to get into Dahlgren? was a common fannish question.

For the last 20-plus years he has been primarily known as a critic.

Though openly gay, he was married for 25 years to Marilyn Hacker. Their daughter, Iva Hacker-Delany, was born in 1974.

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