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For questions about "Empire Star," a 1966 galactic coming-of-age novella by Samuel R. Delany.

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Do the events in Empire Star happen only once, the same way over and over, or slightly differently in different iterations?

(Note: I was going to ask "Is Empire Star simplex, complex, or multiplex?" but thought better of it.) After what must be the single most transportative hook in all of Science Fiction, Samuel ...
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In Samuel Delany's "Empire Star," is there an explanation for Ni Ty Lee's omniscience?

In "Empire Star," the poet Ni Ty Lee has experienced everything that everyone else in the galaxy has experienced. Because of the time-traveling aspect of the story, and the way that many characters ...
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