Samuel R. Delany is an American author known for ground-breaking works of science fiction that pushed boundaries in relation to race, gender, and sexuality. Born in Harlem in 1942, Delany was just twenty when his first novel was published. He has gone on to write some of the most innovative and formally inventive genre writing of the twentieth century, including Nova, Triton, and the million-selling Dhalgren. He has been awarded four Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, and the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction.
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