Thursday, October 29:
One more goody at Vassar: Samuel R. Delany, award-winning novelist, critic, and professor of creative writing at Temple University, will give a public reading and lecture about his forthcoming novel, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. The program, free and open to the public, will begin at 7:00pm in the Villard Room on the second floor of the College Center in Vassar’s historic Main Building. There will be a question-and-answer session after the reading.
Samuel R. Delany and Avery Brooks will discuss race, scince fiction and Star Trek at the Franklin Insitute in Philadelphia on Friday, July 31, 2009.
An interesting article in The Philadelphia Inquirer profiling Delany.
Samuel R. Delany, who has won more science-fiction awards than I can count, read the opening of a story that seemed to skip science fiction altogether. It was either a sweet story or a noir setup — were these just two alienated people who might help each other, or would neediness turn ugly?
You can read the entire article here.