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- DescriptionIn his four-volume series Return to Neveryon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Neveryonvolumes in trade paperback. The eleven stories, vellas, and vels in Return to Neveryon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unkwn geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.
- Author BiographySamuel R. Delany's many prizes include the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to gay and lesbian literature. Wesleyan has published both his fiction and nonfiction, including Atlantis: three tales (1995), Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (1994), Longer Views: Extended Essays (1996), and Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts & the Politics of the Paraliterary. The press has also reissued his classic science fiction novels Dhalgren (1996), Trouble on Triton (1996, originally published as Triton), and The Einstein Intersection (1998).
- Author(s)Samuel R. Delany
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication28/02/1994
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleReturn to Neveryon
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Content Notefigures
- Weight336 g
- Width136 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine17 mm
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