My Interview with Samuel R. Delany

A few weeks ago I had the honor of interviewing Samuel R. Delany for the Dangerous Visions: Radical Science Fiction virtual symposium, which was sponsored by City Lights Bookstore and PM Press. We talked a lot about his most recent books, but also discussed some of his early career as well. You can watch theContinue reading “My Interview with Samuel R. Delany”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Delany, Samuel R. The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch–“Angouleme”. 1978. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2014. —. The Tragedy of Ophelia: Two Essays. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2021. These are the only two of Delany’s nearly fifty books that I did not own until now. I decidedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”

Writing Activity, February 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, February 2022”

Books Acquired Recently

Hacker, Marilyn. Presentation Piece. New York: Viking, 1974. I was recently reading Samuel R. Delany’s book Occasional Views, Volume 2, which mentions this book of Hacker’s (they were married for a while). It contains some poems about some events he discusses in his memoir, The Motion of Light in Water, so I decided to buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Occasional Views, Volume 2: “The Gamble” and Other Essays. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2021. This collection of essays is dated 2021 but just came out a week or so ago, presumably because of pandemic-related “supply chain issues.” As with Volume 1, it is a fascinating, valuable collection of hard-to-find or previouslyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I received some money as a holiday gift, and of course immediately used some of it to buy books! Bellamy, Dodie. Academonia. San Francisco: Krupskaya, 2006. I read Bellamy’s When the Sick Rule the World last week and loved it, so I decided to seek out more of her essays. When I went online toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Writing Activity, November 2021

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, November 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

de la Cretaz, Britni, and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League. New York: Bold Type Books, 2021. de la Cretaz is one of my favorite sports writers, so when this book became available for pre-order I ordered it immediately. My copy came this week. Nette, Andrew, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Shoat Rumblin: His Sensations and Ideas. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2020. I just found out about this weighty (539 pages) self-published novel that came out last year, and bought it right away. Delany has had so many difficulties with keeping his books in print throughout his career that it makes sense toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Big Joe. N.p.: Inpatient Press, 2021. Delany’s latest book, a novella, just came out, and my pre-ordered copy arrived yesterday. It includes some illustrations, but not enough that I would consider it to be a “graphic novel.” It’s exciting that Delany continues to publish new work even though he’s in his lateContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”