Samuel R. Delany is an American author of science fiction and fantasy, erotic lit, and non-fiction books. Samuel grew up in Harlem, the son of a New York Public Library clerk and the owner of a funeral home. He was the nephew of civil rights pioneers Sadie and Bessie Delany. Delany has won the Hugo Award twice and the Nebula Award four times, among many other accolades. He became a professor in 1988, and has never stopped teaching at many different colleges.

Samuel R. Delany made his debut as a novelist in 1962 with the novel The Jewels of Aptor. Below is a list of Samuel R. Delany’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of The Fall of the Towers Books

Captives of the Flame aka Out of the Dead City (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Towers of Toron (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of a Thousand Suns (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Return to Nevèrÿon Books

Tales of Nevèrÿon (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neveryóna (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flight from Nevèrÿon (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bridge of Lost Desire aka Return to Neveryon (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ballad of Beta-2 (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Babel-17 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Einstein Intersection (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nova (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tides of Lust (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dhalgren (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tritón aka Trouble on Triton (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Empire (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Fly At Çiron (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hogg (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mad Man (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Reflections (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voyage, Orestes! (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jewels of Aptor (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Empire Star (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Is the Hangman/We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bread and Wine (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phallos (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Aye, and Gomorrah (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driftglass (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Distant Stars (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driftglass/Starshards (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantis (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A, B, C (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Novels of Samuel R. Delany Volume One (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Jewel-Hinged Jaw (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American Shore (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heavenly Breakfast (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starboard Wine (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Motion Of Light In Water (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wagner Artaud (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Straits of Messina (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Interviews (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Longer Views (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1984 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shorter Views (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Gay Man (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
About Writing (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversations with Samuel R. Delany (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Atheist in the Attic (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters from Amherst (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Quark Books

Quark/3 (By:) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dangerous Visions(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quark 1(1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quark/ 4(1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 13(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Captives of the Flame is also known as Out of the Dead City. The Bridge of Lost Desire was re-published as Return to Neveryon. The Tides of Lust was also titled Equinox. Triton was also published as Trouble on Triton. Black Gay Man was written with Robert Reid-Pharr.

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