Re: New Corrected Edition of Nova
- Here's what the man himself had to say about that question:
" The cover of the new *Nova* is the same as the old. But the back
cover-copy is entirely different:
In large white letters, it says at the top:
"Samuel R. Delany . . .as of this book . . .
is the best science ficton writer in the world."
It then goes on:
A thousand years from now, among the stars of the Pleiadies to the
suns of the Outer Colonies, Captain Lorq von Ray and the starship
*Roc* race Prince and Ruby Red, of Red-Shift, Ltd., for the trans-
uranic element "illlyrion," power source for this glittering
tomorrow . . .
It goes on to give a list and description of Mouse, Lynceos and
Idas, Katin, and Sebastian and Tyy. It concludes with:
"Filled with adventures, mysteries, and marvels, *Nova* is a
compelling vision of the web and ways in which society, labor, and
This is followed by two more brief quotes. Right now I don't have a
copy of the older edition's cover copy, but it's entirely different.
Inside, on the copyright page, the edition is marked as the 2nd
So there ya go. Sounds cool.
> Most excellent -- I'm still "struggling along" with my Doubledaycopy, but a
> corrected textprintings
> would be lovely. Is there any easy way to tell the two Vintage
> >From: "Guy_Fawkes99" <guy_fawkes99@y...>
> >Reply-To: email@example.com
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [delany-list] New Corrected Edition of Nova
> >Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 01:12:55 -0000
> >Hey y'all,
> >SRD asked me to pass this along:
> >A couple of hours ago, I [SRD] wandered into our local Barnes &
> >out on 82nd Street and Broadway, to pick up some novels by Johncreative
> >Banville, who is coming to visit, lecture, and read to our
> >writing program students next month. The sky was dark. The Avenuewas
> >bustling and colorful.second
> > While I was wandering around the fiction section on the
> >floor, I glanced at the SF shelves, and noted a partricuarly shinyfrom
> >copy of the Vintage trad paperback of Nova. When I lifted it down
> >the shelf, I saw all back cover copy had been rewritten. I flippedthe
> >through it, quickly--and, yes, this was a second printing. Finally
> >they have inserted all the corrections from the list I made when
> >first printing came out.I for
> >Mr. Delany says this is the "corrected and definitive edition".
> >one am entirely unfamiliar with his early science fiction, butperhaps
> >this is a good place to start.
- CFP: Samuel R. Delany -- A Critical Symposium (1/15/06; 3/23/06-3/24/06)From: <krjames_at_buffalo.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:07:29 -0400
CALL FOR PAPERS: SAMUEL R. DELANY - A CRITICAL SYMPOSIUM
March 23-4, 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006
?Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium? is a conference intended to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scholars and innovative writers to
discuss and celebrate Delany's work.
The author of thirty-four books of fiction and nonfiction, Samuel R. Delany has
had an enormous influence across a wide range of American literary and critical
endeavor. His work has been anthologized in the Norton Anthology of African
American Literature, he has won four Nebula awards for his science fiction and
a Hugo for his autobiography, The Motion of Light in Water, and for his whole
body of work he has been awarded the William Whitehead Memorial Award for
a Lifetime Contribution to Lesbian and Gay Literature.
The goal of the conference is to begin to build critical bridges between the many
fields of writing and inquiry in which Delany has made his mark. Suggested
topics for discussion include, but are in no way limited to, the relation of
Delany's work to feminism, African American literature, queer theory, science
fiction, contemporary philosophy, urban theory, postmodernism, Marxism,
psychoanalysis, and cyberculture. It will also encourage dialogue between
academics and writers who have claimed Delany as an influence. In this way, it
is hoped, the conference will mark the beginning of a new wave of scholarship
on a writer whose interrogations of gender and sexuality, race and class, genre
and theory, and identity and difference have been and will remain of vital
importance to American literature and thought.
Of special importance to this conference is that Mr. Delany himself will be
attending and giving a reading.
Send one-to-two page proposals to Ken James, English Department, State
University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260. The deadline is January
15, 2006. Check this posting for further updates on the conference.
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- I'm very excited about this corrected edition of Nova. Now, I plan on
ordering a copy of it, but there's one thing I'm concerned about. If I
order a copy of Nova, will it have the same ISBN number as the first
Vintage edition or a new one? i don't want to get stuck with another
copy of the one I already own.
- Pete Lenz wrote:
>I'm very excited about this corrected edition of Nova. Now, I plan onAs I understand it, if the content of a book has changed at all since
>ordering a copy of it, but there's one thing I'm concerned about. If I
>order a copy of Nova, will it have the same ISBN number as the first
>Vintage edition or a new one? i don't want to get stuck with another
>copy of the one I already own.
the previous edition, it needs a new ISBN.