Friday, January 30, 2015

Celebrating Chip Delany


I was seventeen when I first read The Einstein Intersection. It was an important book for me.  Its author, Samuel R. Delany, was only twenty-five when he wrote it and already he was transforming the genre of science fiction. It is hard to exaggerate the influence he has had on us all.

So when Nisi Shawl asked me to contribute to a festschrift in Delany's honor, there was only one response I could make.

Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, edited by Nisi and Bill Campbell, will be published in July by Rosarium Publishing.  It contains stories and essays in Chip's honor.

Here, in alphabetical order by author, is the table of contents:

Christopher Brown Festival

Chesya Burke For Sale: Fantasy Coffin

Roz Clarke Haunt-type Experience

Kathryn Cramer Characters in the Margins of a Lost Notebook

Vincent Czyz Hamlet's Ghost Sighted in Frontenac, KS

Junot Díaz Nilda

Geetanjali Dighe The Last Dying Man

L. Timmel Duchamp Real Mothers, a Faggot Uncle, and the Name of the Father: Samuel R. Delany's Feminist Revisions of the Story of SF

Hal Duncan An Idyll in Erewhyna

Fabio Fernandes Eleven Stations

Jewelle Gomez Be Three

Eileen Gunn Michael Swanwick and Samuel R. Delany at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area, March 2005

Nick Harkaway Billy Tumult

Ernest Hogan Guerilla Mural of a Siren's Song

Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl Jamaica Ginger

Walidah Imarisha Walking Science Fiction: Samuel Delany and Visionary Fiction

Alex Jennings Heart of Brass

Tenea D. Johnson Each Star a Sun to Invisible Planets

Ellen Kushner Delany Story

Claude Lalumiere Empathy Evolving as a Quantum of Eight-Dimensional Perception

Isiah Lavender Delany Encounters

devorah major Voice Prints

Haralambi Markov Holding Hands with Monsters

Anil Menon Clarity

Carmelo Rafala Song for the Asking

Kit Reed Kickenders

Kim Stanley Robinson Introduction

Benjamin Rosenbaum The First Gate of Logic

Geoff Ryman Capitalism in the 22nd Century

Alex Smith Clones

Michael Swanwick On My First Reading of The Einstein Intersection

Sheree Renee Thomas River Clap Your Hands

Kai Ashante Wilson "Legendaire"

So now you know whether you need this book or not.  I'm a big fan of books where you can say that.

You can find the Rosarium Publishing site here.


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