Congratulations to Samuel R. Delany on being presented the Damon Knight Grand Master Award at the Nebula Awards last night. I enjoy many of his works and he's been writing for decades. He's won Hugos and Nebulas in the past. I got to introduce him at a reading at Yale's Beinecke Library. I see him in the neighborhood once in a great while and we've chatted briefly two or three times.
The Motion of Light on Water is an amazing memoir, and Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a sci-fi masterpiece that when it was written in 1984 foresaw the World Wide Web and was very cutting edge in dealing with issues of gender and sexuality.
The Nevèrÿon series was the first Delany works that I read.
I wrote about Delany on Isebrand.com in 2009.