Saturday, June 23, 2007

Samuel R. Delany

There has been a magnetic pulls towards this aythor these past two weeks. I must admit that I had never heard of him until I stumbled across must-read list of genre fiction Salon's Guide to Contemporary Fiction. I read a story of his this morning, savoring the touch, smell and feel of a brief but intense of rain shower which taunted and then retreated. I can't say I cared that much about the story, essentially a medieval scenario rigged with late 20th Century thoughts on sexuality and plague. I suppose for the late 80s The Mummers Tale was transgressive but I found it similar to Peter Ackroyd for all intents and authorial orientation.


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