Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand [NOOK Book]

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In a universe where information flows freely, lack of knowledge can be cataclysmic

With a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave—suitable only for the most brutal work. But the tragedy of Rat Korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an “industrial diplomat,” who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of “General ...
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

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Overview



In a universe where information flows freely, lack of knowledge can be cataclysmic

With a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave—suitable only for the most brutal work. But the tragedy of Rat Korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an “industrial diplomat,” who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of “General Information.” The greatest fear in this future is Cultural Fugue, a critical mass of shared knowledge that can destroy life over the surface of an entire world in hours. In this dizzyingly original novel, information is perilous, but without it a human is only a rat in a cage.

This is the book in which, a decade before the fact in 1984, Delany predicted the Internet.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
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"Sentence by sentence, phrase by phrase, Delany invites the reader to collaborate in the process of creation. The reader who accepts this invitation has an extraordinarily satisfying experience in store."—Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review

“Stars in My Pocket has been one of my favorite books and, in particular, the book that, more decisively than any other, has defined for me just what science fiction is capable of and why it is worth bothering about.”—Carl Freedman, The Foreword

“A densely textured, intricately worked out novelistic structure which delights and astonishes even as it forces a confrontation with a wide range of thought-provoking issues. Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand . . . confirms that [Delany] is American SF’s most consistently brilliant and inventive writer.”—Steve McCaffery, Fantasy Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480461710
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 203,408
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel R. Delany published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, at the age of twenty. Throughout his storied career, he has received four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Delany’s works also extend into memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. He is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well as the former director of its graduate creative writing program.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Carl Freedman

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