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Stars in my pocket like grains of sand / Samuel R. Delany ; foreword by Carl Freedman.

Author/Creator:
Delany, Samuel R.
Publication:
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2004], c1984.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 356 p. 22 cm.
Subjects:
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Form/Genre:
Science fiction.
Summary:
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues -- technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism -- have only become more pressing with the passage of time. The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is -- you!
Notes:
"20th anniversary edition."
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2004
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0819567140 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780819567147 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
55657547
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