Come and enter Samuel Delany’s tomorow, in this trilogy of high adventure, with acrobats and urchins, criminals and courtiers, fishermen and factory-workers, madmen and mind-readers, dwarves and ducheses, giants and geniuses, merchants and mathematicians, soldiers and scholars, pirates and poets, and a gallery of aliens who fly, crawl, burrow, or swim.
“Webs within webs, circles within circles, [Delany’s] imagination…creates a mirror of the oceanic density of our times, and leaves you asking for more.”— The Village Voice
“A grand job…these tales of Samuel Delany’s have a fine, rich strangeness…. Beautifully intricate and gloriously mystifying, all this intricate tapestry of advanced science and decayed society the author has portrayed marvelously well.” --P. Schuyler Miller, Analog Magazine
“A writer of consistently high ambition and achievement…Delany’s fiction demands—and rewards—the kind of close reading that one ungrudgingly brings to the serious novelists….Sentence, phrase by phrase, [he] invites the reader to collaborate in the process of creation. The reader who accepts this invitation has an extraordinarily satisfying experience in store for him/her.” --Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review
“Delany has a fearsomely stocked intellect, and a wider range of experience than most writers can even imagine…. He is brilliant, driven, prolific.” --The Nation