Samuel R. Delany

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Samuel R. Delany ( ( pronounced "duh" + "LAY" + "nee"); born April 1, 1942), nicknamed "Chip", is an American author 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), 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 734,873 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Samuel R. Delany is the 1,494th most popular writer (down from 1,432nd in 2019), the 1,836th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,661st in 2019) and the 173rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Samuel R. Delany ranks 1,494 out of 5,794Before him are Quintus Smyrnaeus, Seamus Heaney, Surdas, Jane Jacobs, Diagoras of Melos, and Ibn al-Khatib. After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Naim Frashëri, Juan Marsé, Rafael Sabatini, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, and Ruy González de Clavijo.

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Among people born in 1942, Samuel R. Delany ranks 119Before him are Roger Ebert, Robert H. Grubbs, Sigfried Held, Anita Pallenberg, Valeri Polyakov, and Maria Kaczyńska. After him are Gottfried John, Geneviève Bujold, Ivo Viktor, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Jacques Dubochet, and Herbjørg Wassmo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel R. Delany ranks 1,836 out of 15,968Before him are John O'Keefe (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Nettie Stevens (1861), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), and Steve Vai (1960). After him are James Van Allen (1914), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Selena Gomez (1992), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), William A. Wellman (1896), and Judd Hirsch (1935).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Samuel R. Delany ranks 173Before him are Martin Gardner (1914), Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Philip José Farmer (1918), and Jane Jacobs (1916). After him are Robert Wilson (1941), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), and Cornell Woolrich (1903).