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Samuel R. Delany Podcasts

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Samuel R. Delany. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Samuel R. Delany, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Samuel R. Delany. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Samuel R. Delany, often where they are interviewed.

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COVID Check-In with Samuel R. Delany

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It's legendary science fiction author Samuel R. Delany's birthday! Chip checks in from Philadelphia, where he's found himself working on a new piece of fiction. We talk about comparisons with his AIDS-era experiences, his partner Dennis's willingness to share him with Rachel Maddow, his recent binge of Tiger King on Netflix and his disappointment in Da Vinci's Demons, his new website, samueldelany.com, the advantages of turning into his grandmother, his virtual birthday plans, and more. • Follow Chip on Facebook and on his new site • More info at our site • Listen to our full-length podcast from 2017 • Find all our COVID Check-In episodes • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

Mar 31 2020 · 28mins
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Episode 14: Pleasure Activism, Samuel R. Delany, Check Please! Book 1: #Hockey

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Hello fellow Bibliophiles,

Long-time no see life has gotten wild for me. I know, I know we have been without an episode for two weeks, my many apologies. But the show goes on so let us hop to it!
Books Mentioned in The Episode

Pleasure Activism by Adrienna Maree Brown

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Babel-17, Empire Star, Atlantis: Three Tales by Samuel R. Delany

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

Check Please!: # Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be Dolphin by James the Stanton

All books can either be found at your local comic shop/bookstore or Online.

Apps and Articles Mentioned

Libby (App)

Hoopla (App)

Link to I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be Dolphin: http://www.silversprocket.net/i-think-our-friend-dan-might-be-a-dolphin/.

Link to Iron Circus Comics: https://twitter.com/ironcircuscomix?lang=en

Iron Circus’s Lastest Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironspike/shattered-spear-the-print-edition?ref=cvh69w

Samantha Irby’s Blog: https://bitchesgottaeat.blogspot.com/

The Free Black Women’s Library LA: https://www.patreon.com/FreeBlackWomensLibraryLA
Get In Contact

Twitter: @theblkbibliophi

Email: TheBlackBibliophile@gmail.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/theblackbibliophile

Support The Podcast or Me

Patreon: www.patreon.com/TheBlackBibliophilePodcast

Ko-Fi: www.Ko-fi.com/jazmine
Jul 17 2019 · 26mins

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LIVE! in New Jersey: "Driftglass" by Samuel R. Delany

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As a new frontier is explored on the ocean floor, an amphiman is haunted by a deep sea accident from his youth. Recorded live at the Scottish Rite Auditorium with musical accompaniment by Kendrah Butler. "Driftglass" is contained in AYE, AND GOMORRAH AND OTHER STORIES, Vintage Books, 2003.

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Feb 05 2019 · 1hr
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Episode 004 - Aye, and Gomorrah... by Samuel R. Delany

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Episode 4 of Fantastic Transmissions is about Aye, and Gomorrah... by Samuel R. Delany. Gomorrah, first published in the DANGEROUS VISIONS volume in 1967 is a very short story about "Spacers," third-gender asexual astronauts, and "frelkers," the fetishists who lust after the Spacers. In this episode, I talk about the way spacers and frelks connect through their mutual deviations from the norm, and then explore a little of the storied life of Samuel R. Delany, particularly the ways in which his life connects to the story of Gomorrah.

The intro music is sampled from Clyde Borly and His Percussions, off the album "Music in Five Dimensions." The rest of the music in the podcast was created by Blue Dot Sessions. Their work can be found on the Free Music Archive under a Non-Commercial Attribution License. You can also find all their tracks at www.sessions.blue.

References and a complete transcript, as well as links to my other projects, can be found at my blog, Off Michael's Bookshelf

Mar 13 2018 · 25mins

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The Liars Club Oddcast # 051 | Samuel R. Delany, Nebula Award Winning Author

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Grand Master of Science Fiction Samuel R. Delany, the Nebula award-winning author known to his friends as “Chip” joins Oddcast hosts Keith Strunk, Merry Jones, Jon McGoran, and Gregory Frost for a talk about his latest novel The Atheist in the Attic, set during a frightening period in the history of the Netherlands; about one major work of his that was lost many years ago and never recovered; and also how he came to be known as Chip.

Jan 18 2018 · 36mins
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Episode 217: Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

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In our last episode of the season Ralph, Liz and Josh struggle to communicate over Samuel R. Delany’s Babel-17.

Show Notes

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Elizabeth Lovegrove, Josh Fox and Ralph Lovegrove

Synopsis 00:45 // Jo Walton’s review 04:30 // Themes 05:10 // The Dead on tape 08:00 // Translation and Memory 12:40 // Hyperspace 14:25 // Non-binary life partners 15:45 // Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis 24:00 // Sleeper agents 28:35 // Gaming by hypnosis 30:25 // Faceless invaders 34:15 // RPG bit — Josh 37:55 // Liz (Grunting, Dialect RPGs) 39:00 // Ralph 44:40 // Last bits 52:20

Book References

Since we mentioned several titles in this episode, here’s our mini bibliography.

The Babel-17 wiki page lists other works that were influenced by this book including Stephenson’s Snow Crash and Ted Chiang’s Story Of Your Life (made into the film Arrival).

Finally, here’s Jo Walton’s review of Babel-17.

Game Notes

Five Conversational Hypnosis Tools For MCs by Pete Kautz.

Grunting is a free RPG by Jen Spencer.

Dialect is a game about how language dies. It’s post-Kickstarter (but I guess you can pre-order it).

We mentioned Night Witches (yes, AGAIN).

Ralph has started his Dramasystem/OSR mashup anyway (yeah, DEAL WITH IT JOSH). It’s called StormHack. Mini SRD here.

Music credits

“Is That You Or Are You You?” from Reappear by Chris Zabriskie

“But Enough About Me, Bill Paxton” from Direct To Video by Chris Zabriskie

chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free music archive

Jun 04 2017 · 54mins
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Episode 212 - Samuel R. Delany

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Legendary author (and longtime pal) Samuel R. Delany joins the show to talk about the sex lives of older gay men, how he's taken to Facebook, how losing his library is akin to lobotomization, the writers he misses, Star Wars, his attraction to homeless men, retiring from teaching, the one thing he wanted to teach students but was never allowed to, the split between good writing and award-winning writing, and his passive-aggressive technique for getting me to organize a breakfast brunch for him. • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

Apr 04 2017 · 1hr 11mins
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Episode 7: Samuel R. Delany

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Time travel back to 2001 for lunch with science fiction Grand
Master Samuel R. Delany at Bistro Bis in Washington, D.C.'s Hotel
George as we discuss the 25th anniversary edition of his magnum
opus Dhalgren,  the "sheer madness" of trying to write such a
book in the first place, the state of the science fiction field
during the mid-‘70s, the joys he receives from teaching, and much

Apr 29 2016 · 56mins
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Episode 241: Samuel R. Delany

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This week we have a very special episode of the Coode Street Podcast indeed. During his recent appearance as Guest of Honor at Readercon 26 in Burlington, Massachusetts, Gary Wolfe sat down for a wide-ranging informal conversation with SF Hall of Fame inductee and SFWA Grand Master Samuel R. Delany to discuss his work, a recent collection of his early novels, and much, much more.

Jonathan was supposed to be part of the podcast, but due to calendar-keeping skills that could at best be described as rudimentary, missed the recording. Nonetheless, we hope you'll enjoy the episode. We would like to thank Chip for making time to be part of the Coode Street Podcast. It's greatly appreciated.
Jul 18 2015 · 1hr 2mins
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5: "Nova" by Samuel R. Delany

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It is an allegorical tale of interstellar adventure, a quest that is part Moby Dick and part revolutionary act. It is about confluence, archetypes, obsession, seeking the future, and the creative process itself. It is the story that marked the transition from Delany’s more straightforward genre explorations to the maturation of his career when he returned to the field with Dhalgren. It is the book that critic Algis Budrys said “…right now, as of this book…not as of some future book or some accumulated body of work, [Delany] is the best science-fiction writer in the world, at a time when competition for that status is intense.” In this installment of The Three Hoarsemen, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson discuss Nova by Samuel R. Delany, including their first encounter with the book, how subsequent readings have altered their views, and the continuing strength of the story after four and a half decades.
Oct 30 2013 · 1hr 2mins