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    • Dhalgren

    • By: Samuel R. Delany
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 34 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there...the population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man - a poet, a lover, and an adventurer - known only as the Kid.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic I return to every few years

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Babel-17

    • By: Samuel R. Delany
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looove it the story but...

    • By Sophia Tavarez on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Einstein Intersection

    • By: Samuel R. Delany, Neil Gaiman - foreword, Gabrielle de Cuir - producer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of Earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are "different" must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey's mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Nova

    • By: Samuel R. Delany
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost 16 light-years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor driving the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to fly through the core of a recently imploded sun in order to obtain seven tons of it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Erudite sci-fi classic

    • By lucystl on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

    • By: Samuel R. Delany
    • Narrated by: Kera O'Bryon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of a truly galactic civilization with more than 6,000 inhabited worlds. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science-fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues - technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism - have only become more pressing with the passage of time.

    Regular price: $20.89