Settling In With Samuel R. Delany
A fellow member of the Black Science Fiction Society posted a note the other day. He rhetorically asked why some of the members who have book reviews on their personal blogs did not have any reviews for any Black authors. In some self-reflection, I realized that I had not picked up any sci-fi written by a Black author in a quite awhile. My last extensive read was the anthology, “The Darker Mask” and that was last summer. So while half-way through my last book, I put some effort into making this a goal for my next book.
Samuel R. Delany is one of the masters of sci-fi and I have not read any of his material. In my search for Black sci-fi authors I’d seen his name pop up over and over again, but for some reason I never took the time to pick up one of his books. Now, that’s about to change. I’m going to start “Stars In My Pocket Like Grains Of Sand” this weekend. I’ll be sure to post an extensive review once I am done.