Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. (born 1942) is an American author and has served as a professor at many universities. Many of Delany's books have been in the science fiction genre. Delany is an atheist. Delany said he was a supporter of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and that he regularly read their newsletter (See also: Atheism, pederasty and NAMBLA).
His novels have won multiple science fiction awards, including the Nebula (for Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Dhalgren, and Triton) and the Hugo (for Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova, and his non-fiction memoir, The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957-1965).
- Samuel R. Delany, About writing: seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, page 36
- Delany, Samuel R.; Freedman, Carl (2009). Conversations with Samuel R. Delany. Univ. Press of Mississippi, page 143
- The LOCUS Index to Science Fiction Awards