Portrait of Billy

Samuel R. Delany’s many books include Babel-17 (Ace Books, 1966); Nova (Doubleday Books, 1968); Dhalgren (Bantam Books, 1975); Atlantis: Three Tales (Wesleyan University Press, 1995); Dark Reflections (Carroll & Graf, 2007), winner of the Stonewall Book Award; the Return to Nevèrÿon series; and the paired essays Times Square Red / Times Square Blue (New York University Press, 2001). He has received the Nicolas Guillén Award for Philosophical Literature, the Kessler Award for LGBTQ Studies, four Nebula Awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America, and two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Convention; he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame in 2016.