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Flight from Neveryon

Flight from Neveryon

Author: Delany

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ISBN-13: 9780819562777

ISBN-10: 819562777.0

Language: English

Category: Fiction / Science Fiction / General

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A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 3

In his four-volume series Return to Nev�rÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nev�rÿonvolumes in trade paperback.

The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nev�rÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.

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