Samuel R. Delany's stories are available in Aye and Gomorrah and Other Stories (science fiction and fantasy) and Atlantis: Three Tales (experimental fiction). He has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and earlier this year he received the 31st Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of Science Fiction Award. He lives in New York City and teaches creative writing at Temple University. His novels include science fiction works such as Nova, Dhalgren, The Fall of the Towers, the Nebula-Award winning Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection; also his four-volume fantasy series Return to Neveryon. In 2008, his novel Dark Reflections won the Stonewall Book Award. He has also written Phallos and—most recently—Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. His non-fiction includes three critical books on science fiction, The Jewel-Hinged Jaw, Starboard Wine, and The American Shore. He is the author of the widely taught Times Square Red / Times Square Blue, and he has written a Hugo-Award winning autobiography The Motion of Light in Water. All are available in both e-book and paper. A judge for the 1910 National Book Awards in fiction, he was the subject of a 2007 documentary, The Polymath, and he has written a widely used creative writing textbook, About Writing. His interview in the Paris Review’s “Art of Fiction” series appeared in spring 2012.
The speaker will be preceded by the society's business meeting, which starts at 8pm and is open to the public, and will be followed by socializing at a nearby eating establishment.
Admission is FREE