My interest in Driftglass stemmed from reading a James Blish short story called Surface Tension. In that story, humans have to adapt to a ocean. “Driftglass” is a lovely story about a type of military unit which uses technology to allow humans to live underwater. The main character, Tio Cal. Driftglass [Samuel R. Delany] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Science fiction by a master of the genre.

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From Ganymede to Gomorrah, a bizarre driftglas of planet-hopping humans sell their sexless, neutered bodies There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Golden the term is used for singular and plural are people who have been so psychologically damaged from drjftglass or neglect, combined with a natural chemical imbalance, that they feel out felany place on their own planet.

Mark rated it really liked it Aug 03, As someone who loves science fiction when driftglads good, but acknowledges that so much of it isn’t, an author like Delaney is a serious breath of good clean fresh air. I am looking forward to reading his novel Nova next Science may play a part in his SF but, more importantly, possibilities of social development are explored.

Conveyed entirely via the disembodied dialogue of characters who can’t actually see eachother, in dystopian future-prison, which Venetian digressions. You are commenting using your Twitter account. May 06, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: Which I then re-read. Will rated it really liked it Dec 11, Though like all good sci-fi, it reaches considerably beyond its genre, even as it toys with the tropes.


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Sep 11, Eoinda rated it really liked it Shelves: C rated it it was amazing Sep 01, The film debuted on April 25 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Very disturbing, gothic, fantastical, moody, atmospheric and saturated with the madness of solipsism. And it’s even better, developing a r Well, these are great.

drifrglass He then moved to the English Department of Temple University inwhere he has been teaching since. Thus, the only people that can see the wildest extremes of the universe are stupid, savage, or both.

I only read three of the stories before sending it droftglass to the library, but I would totally pick it up again. This is emphasized by the ugly covering of black silica on the skin of the aquamen who are brought in after the accident out at sea, by the end of the novel, mirroring the protagonist’s fate.

Mar 01, Ubik 2. The ultimate loners, often subjected to further trauma by the government to make sure they are xelany. Like most 60s Delany it’s as idea-driven as it is entertaining. I rarely re-read books but when I saw this in a charity shop I bought it and began reading. Then you get relatively straightforward stories like “Dog in a Fishing Net” and the title story, which contain almost no science, no weird tech, and read like short stories from 50 years before.

Nov 20, Carl rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved both Corona and Driftglass as well as Star Pitt. And as inventive as “Night and the Loves of Joe DiCostanzo” was, it was dwlany opaque, like someone trying to tell you about a very personal dream they had.

I enjoyed all of the sto I cannot remember exactly how I came upon this book but I am so glad that I did because it introduced me to my favorite author and a world of science fiction that wasn’t just good in theory but legitimate reality as well. The tragic consequences that occur a day later suggest that such a transformation requires a surrender to the vagaries of Nature.


Books by Samuel R. The great thing about Delany short stories is that the weird factor is a lot more manageable. Rooted in the present, projected into the future, it is an existence where anything can happen—and does! At first, I assumed that Delaney is a lot smarter than me, and I just wasn’t used to reading this deeply.

The flip side is that golden are all more-or-less psychotic, uninterested in the feelings of others. You are commenting using your WordPress. I only read Driftglass btw. Had his interest in this sort of counter culture already been so piqued before even encountering such?


We, in Some Strange Power’s Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line Rifton, November I’ve been adhering to Delany’s habit of giving a date and location of completion for all of his works, and here’s where these dates start to get especially interesting. Bill rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sometimes, I just wish he wanted to. His concepts are original and his writing style is artful, engaging and thought provoking.