STARBOARD WINE: MORE NOTES ON THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE FICTION. Pleasantville, New York: Dragon Press, 1984. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-244 [245-248: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], cloth. First edition. The dedication copy with signed inscription by Delany to editor/publisher David G. Hartwell on the dedication page: "To David Hartwell, / with great affection, / great respect, / and great gratitude / from / Samuel R. Delany / Pleasantville, / March 6, 1984." Collects thirteen essays written after 1977. Delany explores the theory of SF: is it or is it not literature? What is the real importance of Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Russ and Disch? How can SF be taught? What are the problems that have to be faced in writing a history of SF? Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-49. Some very faint spotting to cloth, a nearly fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#157463).
First edition so stated on copyright page.