ISBN-10:
0819562777
ISBN-13:
9780819562777
Pub. Date:
04/25/1994
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Flight from Neveryeon

Flight from Neveryeon

by Samuel R. Delany

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Overview

In his four-volume series Return to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿonvolumes in trade paperback.

The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission — or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819562777
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 04/25/1994
Series: Return to Neveryon Series
Edition description: Return to Neveryon, Book 3
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 1,207,828
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Samuel R. Delany's many prizes include the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to gay and lesbian literature. Wesleyan has published both his fiction and nonfiction, including Atlantis: three tales (1995), Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (1994), Longer Views: Extended Essays (1996), and Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts & the Politics of the Paraliterary. The press has also reissued his classic science fiction novels Dhalgren (1996), Trouble on Triton (1996, originally published as Triton), and The Einstein Intersection (1998).

What People are Saying About This

Constance Penley

“Delany's work exists on a kind of borderline—between theory and literary practice, between canonical and popular culture, between academic and nonacademic culture — a borderline familiar to feminist theory and cultural critique. The Nevèrÿon series is one of the most sustained meditations we have on the complex intersections of sexuality, race, and subjectivity in contemporary cultures.”

Fredric R. Jameson

"The Neveryeon series is a major and unclassifiable achievement in contemporary American literature."

From the Publisher

"The Nevèrÿon series is a major and unclassifiable achievement in contemporary American literature." —Fredric R. Jameson

"I consider Delany not only one of the most important SF writers of the present generation, but a fascinating writer in general who has invented a new style."—Umberto Eco

"Delany's work exists on a kind of borderline—between theory and literary practice, between canonical and popular culture, between academic and nonacademic culture — a borderline familiar to feminist theory and cultural critique. The Nevèrÿon series is one of the most sustained meditations we have on the complex intersections of sexuality, race, and subjectivity in contemporary cultures."—Constance Penley

Umberto Eco

“I consider Delany not only one of the most important SF writers of the present generation, but a fascinating writer in general who has invented a new style.”

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