I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

Empire Star

Cover of Empire Star.

Second book by Samuel Delany, second book I positively adore. Thoroughly impressive, I don’t think I’ve highlighted this much in any book in the past year, and it’s a really short book at that. Describing it wouldn’t do it justice, and so soon after reading it, I can’t even try.


“What’s the most multiplex thing you can do when you are not sure what to do?”
“Ask questions.”

A multiplex consciousness always asks questions when it has to.”

The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”