Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trouble on Triton

I'm a big fan of the SF&F of Samuel R. Delany, but Trouble on Triton is one of two books from his classic period that I haven't read - the other being Dhalgren. Actually, I did start Triton in high school, but its casual nudity in the workplace, and its men's co-op with a lecherous old gay man sitting naked in the living room playing wargames - well, that kind of freaked me out as a kid.

The society depicted in Triton is pretty clearly post-scarcity. I am racing through this book now, and it is very clear that it is one of Delany's best. Trouble on Triton belongs in any discussion of utopias/near utopias.

More on the novel once I finish the book!

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