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And Other Stories by Samuel R. A father must come to terms with his son’s death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child.

The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction–but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given A father must come to terms with his son’s death in the war.

These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they’ll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany’s award-winning stories, like no others before or since.

Paperbackpages. Published April 8th by Vintage first published October To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Aye, and Gomorrahplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I’m just reviewing the title story here and I don’t Bible, so the title was kind of lost on me, and Wikipedia is refusing to help in a short and manageable way. The structure is pretty oldschool, with a couple of characters thrown together randomly, expositing highfalutin sci fi concepts all over each other, which is fine for when it was written.

There’s a cool in medias res opening that sets the story up to be a little more complex than it actually is, and there’s a more interesting s I’m just reviewing the title story here and There’s a cool in medias res opening that sets the story up to be a little more complex than it actually is, and there’s a more interesting subtext in which the eunuch-spaceman is trying to get the fetishizing terrestrian lady to pay him for Anyway, that sort of loose-ends weirdness modernises and complicates the whole thing a little further than the main concept allows for, which is okay.

Also Delany wrote an afterword in my version which just made everything more confusing and worse. Probably I’m just dumb, but I’m okay with that.


View all 4 comments. Aug 05, fonz rated it it was ok. Nov 15, Kate rated it really liked it. Strange and wonderful, like all Delany’s writing. Some of the later stories don’t seem to fit with the earlier ones as well, which is why I’m giving four stars instead of five, although I immensely enjoyed all of them.

The Star Pit, Driftglass, We, in some strange power’s employ, high weir, corona. Mar 20, Kyle Muntz rated it really liked it. Some thoughts on rereading the individual stories. Still amazing though for a first published story.

Though this approach is developed much better in the other stories. Compact, beautiful, and intensely sad. The centerpiece of the collection in a lot of ways. It’s interesting but I’m not sure the tone or form entirely work. Lots of potential and ideas that would have been great with some development, but this one just didn’t work for me.

Strange Horizons – Aye, and Gomorrah . . . By Samuel R. Delany

One of the only times I got the sense of him writing a story that just didn’t suit his style. Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones: Hints at Delany’s later more theoretical writing. Fascinatingly different, though the resolution is so hetero and easy it just gomorray weird in Delany.

The last few pages show an indication of his later concern in Neveryon with how developing societies function, but otherwise this one is kind of just pulp trash. Another of the best stories in the collection, and Delany really hasn’t written anything like this since.

Oct 21, Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: I wish I could give this 3.

It grew on me drastically toward the end. Longer review later, hopefully, but for now: Really liked some of the ideas but not all of the execution: May 26, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read most of these stories in his earlier collection, Driftglassand was wowed by the range and intensity of the pieces.

The Nebula-winners are the ones that stand out in memory, but all of the gomorrh are terrific and strange and wonderfully wrought. Jul 11, Molly rated it it was amazing. I loved the stories with future merpeople. I loved the story about electricity. I loved the story about the star go,orrah. And the fairy tale about Far Rainbow. Jul 24, Conrad rated it liked it Shelves: Ah, this is the Delaney we love to be weirded out by.

Aug 08, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 23, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: I went to a Samuel Delany reading in college. He’s like the gay sci-fi Santa! Jun 23, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: Delany is fascinating, I can’t believe it took me so long to get to his fiction. He’s one of the masters of thoughtful sci gomorgah. Jun 30, Joe rated it really liked it.

Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories

Star Lit, driftglass, we along some strange power, and the title story were standouts. Delaney is one of my favorite writers. Gomorraah trippy and interesting without getting confusing or unnecessarily complicated.

Apr 08, Nick Rudzicz rated it it was amazing Shelves: I want to talk about love. Loving someone’ an incredible yearning twisted my stomach, rose to block my throat ‘I mean really loving someone’ the yearning brushed the edge of agony ‘means you are willing to admit the person you love is not what you first fell in love with, not the image you first had; and you must be able to like gomortah still for being as close to that image as they are, and avoid disliking them for being so far away.


For a moment the light through the milky gem and the pale film of my own webs pearled the screen of her palms. Yes, they are the important things, the points from which we suspend later pain.

A moment later wet fingers closed to the backs of mine. Aje of a mile of corridors much less than on some luxury ocean liners ; two engine rooms to power the adjustable treads that carry us glmorrah land and sea; a kitchen, cafeteria, electrical room, navigation offices, office offices, tool repair shop, and cetera. With such in its belly, the Gila Monster crawls through the night at about a hundred fifty k ‘s cruising speedsniffing along the great cables courtesy the Global Power Commission that net the world, web everything to night, dawn to day, and yesterday to morrow.

He could have been a nasty-grimy: He went barefoot; and the only way you can tell on a dark street someone’s been going barefoot for gomorrab in New York yae to know already.

As we reached the corner, he grinned up at me under the streetlamp and shrugged his jacket together over the welts and furrows marring his chest and belly. His eyes were very green.

Do you recognize him? If by some failure of information dispersal throughout the worlds and worldlets you haven’t, walking beside me beside the Hudson was Hawk the Singer.

No rivulet, no seascape in the distance, no dew or rain in any scene. And gomortah fountain is not on a panel which shows blood, signifying that this is not a Christian allegory. Or is, at any rate, only supposed to look like one to the uninitiate. Blood as a Christian symbol must always be accompanied by water: Christ’s pierced side, and the rains that followed; the water transubstantiated gomorah blood at the Last Supper vomorrah only given its power through the water with which Christ washed the feet of the disciples.

No, the women who designed these tapestries wove into them something other than religious mysteries, but, to avoid heresy, gave it a seeming religious cast by the Unicorn with the pierced side: Without the sea, the order of rivers, the royalty of waves, ay is no true religious dignity.

She smashed her fingertips against her mouth to stop a sound, kneaded her lips, and stepped back against the whitewashed wall.