I think, despite all its brilliance and cleverness, the best thing about Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones by Samuel R. Delany is the playfulness. It’s a short story that’s won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards back in the day, and rightfully so. The story is a good example of why I seem to like every Delany book I come across: brilliant, lyrical and association heavy style. In Space. Very human and tongue-in-cheek.
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
|author:||Samuel R. Delany (1971)|
|lists:||five-stars , scifi|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|