Foreward by William Gibson,In Bellona, dead centre of the US, something has,happened. the population has fled; madmen and,criminals wander the streets. Strange portents,appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this,disaster zone comes a young poet, lover and,adventurer, known only as the Kid. Tackling,questions of race, gender and sexuality,'dhalgren' is a literary marvel, a groundbreaking,work of magical realism and one of the most,profound and best-selling science fiction novels,of all time. A literary landmark.

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem).

Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there.... The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man-poet, lover, and adventurer-known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism.