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Trouble on Triton
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In a story as exciting as any science fiction adventure written, Samuel R. Delany's 1976 SF novel, originally published as Triton, takes us on a tour of a utopian society at war with . . . our own Earth! High wit in this future comedy of manners allows Delany to question gender roles and sexual expectations at a level that, 20 years after it was written, still make it a coruscating portrait of "the happily reasonable man," Bron Helstrom -- an immigrant to the embattled world of Triton, whose troubles become more and more complex, till there is nothing left for him to do but become a woman. Against a background of high adventure, this minuet of a novel dances from the farthest limits of the solar system to Earth's own Outer Mongolia. Alternately funny and moving, it is a wide-ranging tale in which character after character turns out not to be what he -- or she -- seems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. On Delany the Magician: A Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Der Satz
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Solvable Games
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. 3. Avoiding Kangaroos
  2. pp. 45-116
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  1. 4. La Geste d'Helstrom
  2. pp. 117-134
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  1. 5. Idylls in Outer Mongolia
  2. pp. 135-184
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  1. 6. Objective Knowledge
  2. pp. 185-234
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  1. 7. Tiresias Descending
  2. pp. 235-278
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  1. Appendix A: From The Triton Journal
  2. pp. 279-290
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  1. Appendix B: Ashima Slade and the Harbin-Y Lectures
  2. pp. 291-312
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