The Einstein Intersection

By Samuel R. Delany
Foreword written and read by Neil Gaiman
Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

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The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of Earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are “different” must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey’s mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are “different” try to seize history and the day.

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Winner of the 1967 Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of Earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are “different” must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey’s mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are “different” try to seize history and the day.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This short novel is narrated by Stefan Rudnicki in low, rumbling tones that evoke oral storytelling. His steady pace and resonant tone highlight the dreamlike quality of Lobey’s odyssey and the story’s blend of traditional mythologies and elements of contemporary culture. The air of timelessness allows listeners to absorb the story’s action and contemplate the interesting blend of science fiction elements with familiar mythos. Neil Gaiman’s quick introduction gives some context for the story’s inspirations and eases listeners into Delany’s novella regardless of their familiarity with his works.” AudioFile
“When Delany describes to us what he has seen, what he can compute, adduce, intuit, or smell in the underbrush, our reaction is to sit bolt upright and cry out, ‘Of course, I have that very wound myself!’ The ability to produce this reaction in people is one of the commonly accepted and apparently valid appurtenances of genius…I look forward to the explosion reading this will create within you.” Galaxy Science Fiction

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Author Bio: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany, winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards, is an acclaimed writer of speculative fiction. In 2002, he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was awarded the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its thirtieth Grand Master in 2013. For his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay literature, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 4.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English