Unlimited [Poetry Book] ✓ They Fly At Çiron: A Novel - by Samuel R. Delany ✓


  • Title: They Fly At Çiron: A Novel
  • Author: Samuel R. Delany
  • ISBN: 9780812543179
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback

  • As this novel begins, the peaceful village of iron faces conquest and domination by the army of Myetra, as led by a cruel prince The Myetrans subdue iron, killing many and enslaving the rest.But Rahm escapes and then befriends one of the fearsome Winged Ones, humanoids with batlike wings Meanwhile, led by the young village garbage collector and an itinerant singer, theAs this novel begins, the peaceful village of iron faces conquest and domination by the army of Myetra, as led by a cruel prince The Myetrans subdue iron, killing many and enslaving the rest.But Rahm escapes and then befriends one of the fearsome Winged Ones, humanoids with batlike wings Meanwhile, led by the young village garbage collector and an itinerant singer, the ironians resist where they can, as the Myetran lieutenant Kire struggles with his conscience and tries to ease the ironians burden.They Fly at iron appearing here in its first paperback publication offers vintage Delany in his finest fantasy mode Ursula K Le Guin.
    Samuel R. Delany
    Samuel Ray Delany, also known as Chip, is an award winning American science fiction author He was born to a prominent black family on April 1, 1942, and raised in Harlem His mother, Margaret Carey Boyd Delany, was a library clerk in the New York Public Library system His father, Samuel Ray Delany, Senior, ran a successful Harlem undertaking establishment, Levy Delany Funeral Home, on 7th Avenue, between 1938 and his death in 1960 The family lived in the top two floors of the three story private house between five and six story Harlem apartment buildings Delany s aunts were Sadie and Bessie Delany Delany used some of their adventures as the basis for the adventures of his characters Elsie and Corry in the opening novella Atlantis Model 1924 in his book of largely autobiographical stories Atlantis Three Tales.Delany attended the Dalton School and the Bronx High School of Science, during which he was selected to attend Camp Rising Sun, the Louis August Jonas Foundation s international summer scholarship program Delany and poet Marilyn Hacker met in high school, and were married in 1961 Their marriage lasted nineteen years They had a daughter, Iva Hacker Delany b 1974 , who spent a decade working in theater in New York City.Delany was a published science fiction author by the age of 20 He published nine well regarded science fiction novels between 1962 and 1968, as well as several prize winning short stories collected in Driftglass 1971 and recently in Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories 2002 His eleventh and most popular novel, Dhalgren, was published in 1975 His main literary project through the late 1970s and 1980s was the Return to Nev r on series, the overall title of the four volumes and also the title of the fourth and final book.Delany has published several autobiographical semi autobiographical accounts of his life as a black, gay, and highly dyslexic writer, including his Hugo award winning autobiography, The Motion of Light in Water.Since 1988, Delany has been a professor at several universities This includes eleven years as a professor of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a year and a half as an English professor at the University at Buffalo He then moved to the English Department of Temple University in 2001, where he has been teaching since He has had several visiting guest professorships before and during these same years He has also published several books of criticism, interviews, and essays In one of his non fiction books, Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 1999 , he draws on personal experience to examine the relationship between the effort to redevelop Times Square and the public sex lives of working class men, gay and straight, in New York City.In 2007, Delany was the subject of a documentary film, The Polymath, or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R Delany, Gentleman The film debuted on April 25 at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.


    Commentaires:

    Greg
    When I do laundry I like to bring a book small enough to fit into one of my pockets with me. This happened to be on top of a pile of mass markets I hadn't read, so it got read today. It's ok. In college I took a Sci-Fi literature class, and the teacher got really excited about what SF and Fantasy could do in the area of social commentary that other literature couldn't. He never really sold me on this point, yeah there is social commentary in the books, but there are in lots of books, and well ju [...]

    Tomás
    Una novela de fantasía con tintes de ciencia ficción sobre un conflicto entre tres culturas. Los invasores, pueblo avanzado y regido por la violencia y los invadidos, un pacífico pueblo pre-tecnológico que no conoce los aspectos oscuros de la humanidad y finalmente una especie de murciélagos, que vendría a ser un punto medio entre las otras dos culturas. Ademas de venir incluidos dos cuentos al final, uno relacionado con la novela y otra no. Habiendo leído "La intersección de Einstein" d [...]

    Lisa
    A pretty straightforward fantasy novel, with two short stories at the end. One only tangentially related, the other a kind of epilogue or outtake.I was pleased to find the cover illo is highly inaccurate: Delany's Winged Ones are not ethereal, angelic-looking men with feathers but Bat People with flattened noses, large ears, and leathery wings.Fascinating on a sentence level. I wanted to diagram these sentences, to determine how they could be at once so "muscular" yet also revelatory, like poetr [...]

    Eric
    An interesting, if flawed, piece of fantasy science fiction that follows a pretty simple path and reaches a pretty obvious conclusion. There are depths of interest in it (the nature of the Winged Ones, the future of Rahm), but nothing too Earth-shattering. But an enjoyable read, especially when the "evil" prince reveals a more tender nature. That ambiguous nature is perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book.

    John
    An early sci-fi/fantasy novel from Delany, one of my favorite authors. Delany worked on this story for 30 years until he got it where he wanted it. It is really a cautionary tale of inadvertent fascism, of forcing your values & culture down the throats of your neighbors for their own good. Take heed, imperialist regimes!

    Tyrannosaurus regina
    There was really some interesting examination here of the roles that people play in their communities, and the ways that people perceive their own morality (and their own importance). I appreciated the misdirect, that not everything was as straightforward as it seemed. Even expanded as it has been, though, the story felt somewhat slight and the characters underserved.

    A.
    Didactic to an unpleasant degree.

    Felipe
    Coaching con PNL

    Scott Golden
    A strong fantasy about a conquering army that meets its match in a group of humble villagers aided by some neighbors with wings.

    Caleb Liu
    A light and sweet little fantasy novel. Good fun.

    Christy
    I rated and reviewed this book, just not for /. See librarything/profile_r

    Jesús
    Una historia que mezlca la ciencia ficción y la fantasía de forma aceptable, cargada de mucha violencia y sadismo.

    Betsyvsews
    Found this book on the curb, no idea what to expect. Ambivalent - not my style but I found I had to finish it. I think I would recommend to YA readers starting a fantasy binge.

    Fraterno Saccis
    ZZZZZZZZZ

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