Samuel R Delany named a science fiction Grand Master – Boing Boing

Samuel R Delany named a science fiction Grand Master – Boing Boing. – by Cory Doctorow

“This award astonishes me, humbles me, and I am honored by it. It recalls to me–with the awareness of mortality age ushers up–the extraordinary writers who did not live to receive it: Roger Zelazny, Joanna Russ, Thomas M. Disch, Octavia E. Butler–as well, from the generation before me, Katherine MacLean, very much alive. I accept the award for them, too: they are the stellar practitioners without whom my own work, dim enough, would have been still dimmer.” ~Samuel R. Delany

Doctorow chose Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand as his favorite, but I’m a big fan of Trouble on Triton.  Congratulations to Delaney for this long-overdue award.

 

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