Starboard Wine (2020)

Starboard Wine Samuel R. Delany Starboard Wine In Starboard Wine Samuel Delany explores the implications of his now famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future Rather it uses the future as a means of talking about the present a
  • Title: Starboard Wine
  • Author: Samuel R. Delany
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  • Page: 238
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Starboard Wine Samuel R. Delany In Starboard Wine, Samuel Delany explores the implications of his now famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality By recognizing a text s specific difference , we begin to see the quality of its particulars Through riveting analyses of works by Joanna Russ, RobertIn Starboard Wine, Samuel Delany explores the implications of his now famous assertion that science fiction is not about the future Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality By recognizing a text s specific difference , we begin to see the quality of its particulars Through riveting analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M Disch, Delany reveals critical strategies for reading that move beyond overwrought theorizing and formulaic thinking Throughout, the author performs the kinds of careful inquiry and urgent speculation that he calls others to engage in.
Starboard Wine Samuel R. Delany

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  1. Joseph

    The fact that the first Delaney I ve read was one of his collections of criticism, rather than his science fiction, says about me than about Delaney.It would be too easy to deconstruct this It is a collection of or less short texts which makes no pretense to systematic presentation Each was elaborated with a different audience in mind, with varying intents, at times polemical At least at the stage of his career represented by this collection, his approach to literary theory appears to have bee [...]

  2. Vladimir Stamenov

    Delany continues to develop his argument for the difference and diff rance between mundane fiction literature and science fiction paraliterature in an extremely detailed, well researched and well argued way, while at the same time providing insights into the way science fiction is often read or misread by academics and non SF readers and elucidating and highlighting important points and ways of reading of the bodies of work of Joanna Russ, Thomas Disch, Theodore Sturgeon and Robert Heinlein I ad [...]

  3. Nathanial

    continued from above First, let s turn to an earlier volume of Delany s criticism, Starboard Wine, in which he claims that even the most passing mention by an sf writer of, say, e monopole magnet mining operations in the outer asteroid belt of Delta Cygni, begins as a simple way of saying that, while the concept of mines may persist, their object, their organization, their technology, their locations, and their very form can change and it says it directly and clearly and well before it offers an [...]

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