Samuel R. Delany is best known as the author of science fiction and fantasy novels, and his books, including Babel-17, have won both Hugo and Nebula Awards. He has also published several books of non-fiction, including critical studies of literature, a volume of memoirs and the best-selling Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. Born and raised in New York City's Harlem, he is now a professor of creative writing and English at Temple University in Philadelphia. William Gibson's best-selling Neuromancer was the first book ever to win the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. Author of many critically acclaimed novels, he is best known for the Neuromancer series, which includes Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.
Published back-to-back in 1975 and 1976, respectively, these works involve an apocalyptic society on the verge of collapse and a utopian society at war with Earth. LJ's reviewer dubbed Dhalgren an "important novel" (LJ 3/15/75).
"The very best ever to come out of the science fiction field... A literary landmark." - Theodore Sturgen; "A Joycean tour de force of a novel, Dhalgren...stake[s] a better claim than anything else in this last quarter-century...to a permanent place as one of the enduring monuments of our national literature." - The Libertarian Review