“We all drink at the Delany trough,” [says] LeVar Burton, who sought out the author’s books around the time [Burton] began acting in “Star Trek.” “A lot of us just aren’t aware of the source of the water.”
Burton recently performed a staged reading of Delany’s “Driftglass,” a story about gill-equipped divers called “amphimen.” The tale inspired a young Junot Díaz to pursue writing, as he recounts in the introduction to Delany’s forthcoming “Last Tales”; now the two are good friends. [Díaz] praised Delany for exploring the complexity of human difference beyond the consoling rhetoric of self-representation.
“Chip is interested in the labyrinth,” Díaz told me. “He’s interested in how the only path to any kind of understanding is to get lost (emphasis added)."
Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar.