“Aye, and Gomorrah,” written by Samuel R. Delaney, is narrated in first person in the voice of a Spacer. Spacers are androgynous people who. Aye, and Gomorrah has 46 ratings and 3 reviews. Rob said: The way Delany uses loneliness, the desire for companionship and sexual fetishes in this. Aye, and Gomorrah has ratings and 44 reviews. Keith said: I’m just reviewing the title story here and um, ok? I don’t Bible, so the title was kind.

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Jul 30, Brendan rated it it was amazing. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. Nebula Award for Best Short Story. But we yelled, broke another window; then, while I was lying on my back on the telegraph office steps, singing, a woman with dark lips bent over and put her yomorrah on my cheek.

Aye, and Gomorrah

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. She hadn’t taken it off yet. She stopped, and we stood time enough for a breeze to rise and die in the grass. But I didn’t want her damn money— “I guessed right ggomorrah. Does it have anything to do with the way you feel about the world?

They’re just waiting for us give ’em the come-on. He is also one of the few writers of science fiction though his work extends well beyond the genre that counts as true literature in the high-falutin’ sense of the word. You have no perversions gomorgah all. Published April 8th by Vintage first published October Think of it, all around you, within you, without you, like a touch that at first seemed so painful you thought it would sear the flesh from your bones but that soon, your realized, after years and years of it, was the first you had ever known of any existence without pain….


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Lists with This Book. The last few pages show an indication of his later concern in Neveryon with how developing societies function, but otherwise this one is kind of just pulp trash. Marlane Quade Cook Podcast read by: On my knee her head shook. wye

Open Preview See a Problem? And there’re all these stands selling deep-fat-fried bugs and pig’s gut sandwiches—” “You ever notice how frelks can put it away? I sat on the studio-couch-that-becomes-bed. Yet although Spacers do not have sexual urges, they seek out frelks.

An avid science fiction buff, I fell in love with Delany’s short stories many years ago. One of the only times I got the sense of him writing a story that just didn’t suit his style.

Longer review later, hopefully, but for now: She sucked a breath. Strange and wonderful, like all Delany’s writing. We reached the gate of the park. Katarina rated it did not like it Feb 01, He casts a particular kind of spell on this reader that’s not about perfect prose, but is always about fascinating ideas and compelling characters.

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This volume includes most of Samuel R. From Booklist The contents of Driftglasstwo stories from Distant Starsand three fugitive stories constitute a de facto complete edition of Delany’s short fiction: It is one of those stories you really should read to understand the development of the genre. Lou headed off over Ataturk Bridge to see the sights of New City.

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Anyway, we noticed something funny about the spacers. Kelly straight off asked for Taksim Square and Istiqlal and was directed to a dolmush, which we discovered was a taxicab, only it just goes one place and picks up lots and lots of people on the way.

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They could have found another way than neutering you, turning you into creatures not even androgynous; things that are—”. Aug 05, fonz rated it it was ok.

Aug 12, Jennyappleseed rated it it was amazing Shelves: But flowers in front. In love with a bunch of corpses in free fall! We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art.

Refresh and try again. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Nine are science fiction, mostly either space westerns a la Star Trek, such as the outstanding “We, in Some Strange Power’s Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line,” about culture clash on a final frontier; and space gangster stories, such as Hugo and Nebula winner “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones”; the Poe-ish “Cage of Brass” falls in neither camp.

Each story aand on its own. His prose is fluid and passionate, his concepts stunning, his creativity seemingly boundless. Delany is fascinating, I can’t believe it took me so long to get to his fiction.

Jul 24, Conrad rated it liked it Shelves: April rated it anr liked it Jan 11, And Other Stories by Samuel R.

There are times when you must walk by yourself because it hurts so much to be alone.