Delany WAS RE: [mythsoc] Clarke (was 2001)
- The title that Lizzie is thinking of is "The Ballad of Beta-2" by Samuel
R. Delany; Delany definitely had some
Ace Doubles, but this might not have been among them. >>
Thanks, David. Yes, Samuel R. Delany. I read a lot of his stuff at one
point. _Dhalgren_ was strange, to the point of I really didn't "get" some
bits (and maybe didn't want to) but haunting. And "Ballad" was haunting
too, not just for its jingle but the story itself. How many of us would
side with that space captain gal's dream, to be able to go a-spacefaring
w/o the ship or suit?
I think this was doubled with "Empire Star". At least, I can't think of
one w/o the other. But, that could be a snafu in the synapses on my part.
amor vincit omnia