Starboard Wine. More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
signedfirst edition1 vols. 8vo
1984·Pleasantville, New York
by Delany, Samuel R.
Pleasantville, New York: Dragon Press, 1984. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Fine copy, signed by the author on the half title. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Delany to Disch. Delany's volume of criticism on Heinlein, Sturgeon, Russ, and, notably, Disch (pp. 138-164), inscribed "To Tom - With great affection and great respect from Samuel R. Delany '84"With a 1-1/2 pp. typed list of errata annotated by Disch in his hand "July 15 '84 Cardboard Sign: Chip Died For Your Sins / What Have You Done For Him? / I've Seen to it / that he won't have died in vain" (worn on fold)."Because of his intellectual audacity, the chillingly distanced mannerism of his narrative art, the austerity of the pleasures he affords, and the fine cruelty of his wit, [Disch] has been perhaps the most respected, least trusted, most envied and least read of all modern first-rank sf writers" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction).Important association between two prominent American science fiction authors, whose literary criticism has had a profound impact on the genre in ways as utterly divergent as their individual styles.
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