Samuel R. Delany

1942 - Today

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Samuel R. "Chip" Delany (, də-LAY-nee; born April 1, 1942) is an American writer and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism, and essays on science fiction, literature, sexuality, and society. His fiction includes Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967, respectively); Hogg, Nova, Dhalgren, the Return to Nevèrÿon series, and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel R. Delany has received more than 1,113,369 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel R. Delany is the 2,186th most popular writer (down from 1,343rd in 2019), the 2,740th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,699th in 2019) and the 238th most popular American Writer.

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  • 55.54

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  • 24

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  • 5.41

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  • 2.69

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Notable Works

The Einstein intersection
Fiction in English, American Science fiction
The fall of the towers
American Science fiction, English Science fiction, Fiction in English
The jewel-hinged jaw
20th century, Addresses, essays, lectures, American Authors
City and town life, Fiction, American Science fiction
Artificial Languages, Fiction, Language and languages
Fiction, Interplanetary voyages, American Science fiction


Among writers, Samuel R. Delany ranks 2,186 out of 7,302Before him are Erich Mühsam, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Fernando de Rojas, Mikha'il Na'ima, Roger Peyrefitte, and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. After him are Álvaro Mutis, E. L. Doctorow, Samuil Marshak, Asclepiades of Samos, Henning Jakob Henrik Lund, and Rómulo Gallegos.

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Among people born in 1942, Samuel R. Delany ranks 193Before him are Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, Edward Luttwak, Fradique de Menezes, Daliah Lavi, Pascal Couchepin, and Iolu Abil. After him are Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, Jim Rogers, Nicole Fontaine, Petar Nadoveza, Richard Bohringer, and Gemma Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel R. Delany ranks 2,740 out of 20,380Before him are Don Henley (1947), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), David Berkowitz (1953), and Daniel Ellsberg (1931). After him are Patrick Wilson (1973), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Katy Perry (1984), Jim Rogers (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), and Van Cliburn (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Samuel R. Delany ranks 238Before him are Ed McBain (1926), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Nelson Algren (1909), S. S. Van Dine (1888), and Jacques Futrelle (1875). After him are E. L. Doctorow (1931), Alfred Bester (1913), Erich Segal (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Joseph Heller (1923), and Wayne Dyer (1940).