Cover of Driftglass.


author: Samuel R. Delany (1971)
date read: 2019-09-29
pages: 278
lists: five-stars , scifi
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…

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.