Samuel R. Delany


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Awards Summary

Career and Special Awards: 6

Major Awards: 6

 

Other Awards: 2

Total Number of Award Wins and Nominations: 66

— Career and Special Awards —
Living Inductee — winner

SFWA Grand Master Awardchosen by SF & Fantasy Writers of America officers
winner

Eaton Awardfor best critical book, to 2001; since 2008, for lifetime achievement, juried
lifetime achievement in science fiction — winner

Gaylactic Spectrum Awardsfor SF/F/H on GLBT themes, voted by members of Gaylactic Network
special achievement — winner

Lambda Awardfor gay and lesbian literature, juried
lifetime award — winner

Pilgrim Awardfor lifetime contribution to SF and fantasy scholarship
winner

— Major Awards —
Hugo Awardsfor SF/F works, voted by members of annual World Science Fiction Convention
(11 nominations; 2 wins)

About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews (Wesleyan University Press) — related book — nomination

Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (University Press of New England/Wesleyan) — nonfiction book — nomination

The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957-1965 (Arbor House/Morrow) — nonfiction book — winner

“Prismatica” (F&SF Oct 1977) — novelette — nomination

“Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” (World's Best Science Fiction: 1969; New Worlds Dec 1968) — short story — winner

Nova (Doubleday) — novel — nomination

“Lines of Power” (F&SF May 1968) — novella — nomination

The Einstein Intersection (Ace) — novel — nomination

“The Star Pit” (Worlds of Tomorrow Feb 1967) — novella — nomination

“Aye, and Gomorrah…” (Dangerous Visions) — short story — nomination

Babel-17 (Ace) — novel — nomination

Nebula Awardsfor SF/F works, voted by SF & Fantasy Writers of America professional membership
(10 nominations; 4 wins)

“The Tale of Gorgik” (Asimov's SF Adventure Summer 1979) — novella — nomination

Triton (Bantam) — novel — nomination

Dhalgren (Bantam) — novel — nomination

“Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” (World's Best Science Fiction: 1969) — novelette — winner

“Lines of Power” (F&SF May 1968) — novella — nomination

The Einstein Intersection (Ace) — novel — winner

“Aye, and Gomorrah…” (Dangerous Visions) — short story — winner

“Driftglass” (If Jun 1967) — short story — nomination

Babel-17 (Ace) — novel — winner (tie)

The Ballad of Beta-2 (Ace) — novella — nomination

Arthur C. Clarke Awardfor SF novel published in the UK; juried
(1 nomination)

Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (Grafton) — shortlist

James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awardfor SF/F that explores and expands the roles of women and men, juried
(4 nominations)

Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (20th anniversary edition) (Wesleyan University Press) — special mention

“The Splendor and the Misery of Bodies, of Cities (excerpt)” (The Review of Contemporary Fiction Fall 1996) — long list

Babel-17 (Ace) — retrospective Tiptree short list

Triton (Bantam) — retrospective Tiptree short list

— Locus Awards and Poll —
Locus Awardsfor SF/F/H works, polled by readers of Locus Magazine
(25 nominations)

About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews (Wesleyan) — non-fiction — 2nd place

Aye, and Gomorrah: Stories (Vintage) — collection — 9th place

Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (University Press of New England/Wesleyan) — nonfiction — 2nd place

Driftglass/Starshards (Grafton) — collection — 20th place

The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957-1965 (Arbor House/Morrow) — related nonfiction — 2nd place

The Bridge of Lost Desire (Arbor House) — collection — 13th place

The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction (Bantam Spectra) — collection — 20th place

Flight from Nevèrÿon (Bantam) — collection — 14th place

Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (Bantam) — sf novel — 4th place

Starboard Wine (Dragon Press) — nonfiction/reference — 10th place

Neveryóna (Bantam) — fantasy novel — 10th place

Distant Stars (Bantam) — single author collection — 11th place

Nebula Winners Thirteen (Harper & Row) — anthology — 16th place

Tales of Nevèrÿon (Bantam) — fantasy novel — 3rd place

“The Tale of Gorgik” (Asimov's SF Adventure Summer 1979) — novella — 6th place

The American Shore (Dragon Press) — reference book — 10th place

Empire (by SRD, illustrated by Howard Chaykin) (Berkley) — art or illustrated book — 8th place

“Prismatica” (F&SF Oct 1977) — short fiction — 15th place

Triton (Bantam) — novel — 14th place

Dhalgren (Bantam) — novel — 5th place

Quark/2 (SRD & Marilyn Hacker, eds.) (Paperback Library) — original anthology — 12th place

Quark/3 (SRD & Marilyn Hacker, eds.) (Paperback Library) — original anthology — 10th place (tie)

Quark/4 (SRD & Marilyn Hacker, eds.) (Paperback Library) — original anthology — 8th place

Driftglass (Science Fiction Book Club; Signet) — reprint anth/collection — 3rd place

Quark/1 (SRD & Marilyn Hacker, eds.) (Paperback Library) — anthology/collection — 6th place

— Other Awards —
Ditmar Awardsfor Australian SF/F, voted by members of Australian National SF Convention
(1 nomination)

contemporary writer — nomination

Gaylactic Spectrum Awardsfor SF/F/H on GLBT themes, voted by members of Gaylactic Network
(2 nominations; 2 wins)

Dhalgren — hall of fame — winner

Interzone Readers Pollfor stories published in Interzone magazine, polled by readers
(1 nomination)

all-time best sf author — 24th place

Lambda Awardfor gay and lesbian literature, juried
(3 nominations; 2 wins)

Pioneer Award — winner

Atlantis: Three Tales (Incunabula; Wesleyan University Press) — sf/fantasy — nomination

Prometheus Awardsfor SF works on libertarian themes, voted by members of the Libertarian Futurist Society
(1 nomination)

Tales of Nevèrÿon — novel — nomination

Science Fiction Chronicle Readers Pollfor SF/F works, polled by readers of Science Fiction Chronicle magazine
(1 nomination)

“The Tale of Rumor and Desire” (The Bridge of Lost Desire) — novella — 3rd place

Seiun Awardsfor SF/F works published in Japan, voted by members of annual Japanese SF Con
(1 nomination)

The Einstein Intersection — overseas novel — nomination

The American Book Awardsfor books in various categories, including paperback
(1 nomination)

Tales of Nevèrÿon (Bantam) — sf paperback — nomination








































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