October 19th, 2007

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Book: Empire Star

Author: Samuel R Delany

Details: (c) 1966 Ace Books Inc; Pub 1996 Ace;

Verdict: Empire Star is delightful!

Reasons for reading it: My reactions to the Delany I've read so far range from enthusiasm to intense awe and joy, so I had high expectations of it.

How it came into my hands: rysmiel pointed it out to me when I was going mad buying books in Montreal. I'm not sure why I've left it so long to read this given my regard for Delany. I think I was put off by the strange format; two novellas packaged together is fine, but printed so that one is upside-down relative to the other is disproportionately irritating.

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