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Author Delany, Samuel R.

Title Starboard wine [electronic resource] : more notes on the language of science fiction / Samuel R. Delany.

Imprint Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press, ©2012.

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Edition Rev. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 246 pages).
Summary "In Starboard Wine, Samuel R. 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."--Project Muse.
Note Includes index.
Contents Cover; Starboard Wine; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Starboard Wine, An Author's Introduction; Science Fiction and Difference: An Introduction to Starboard Wine; 1. The Necessity of Tomorrow(s); 2. Heinlein; 3. Some Presumptuous Approaches to Science Fiction; 4. Sturgeon; 5. Science Fiction and "Literature"-or, The Conscience of the King; 6. Russ; 7. An Experimental Talk; 8. Disch, I; 9. Disch, II; 10. Dichtung und Science Fiction; 11. Three Letters to Science Fiction Studies; 1) A Letter from New York; 2) Another Letter from New York; 3) A Letter from Rome.
12. Reflections on Historical ModelsIndex; About the Author.
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Subject Delany, Samuel R.
Delany, Samuel R.
Delany, Samuel R.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Technique.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Delany, Samuel R. Starboard wine. Rev. ed. Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press, ©2012 9780819568847 (DLC) 2012006646 (OCoLC)760976192
ISBN 9780819572943 (electronic bk.)
0819572942 (electronic bk.)