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Atlantis: Three Tales

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Language  English
Pages  212
Originally published  1995
Page count  212
Cover artist  Joseph Stella
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Publication date  1995
ISBN  0-9633637-4-3
Author  Samuel R. Delany
Genre  Short story
Country  United States of America
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Publisher  Incunabula / Wesleyan University Press
Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Similar  Samuel R Delany books, Short Stories

Atlantis: Three Tales is a 1995 collection of three stories by Samuel R. Delany. The stories are "Atlantis: Model 1924", "Eric, Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence's Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling", and "Citre et Trans". The first edition, published by the Seattle small press Incunabula, also included a "Microflorilegium", a selection of excerpts from the author’s correspondence and a thematic outline of the opening novella. Incunabula also produced the later Wesleyan University Press edition; both editions were edited by Ron Drummond and designed by John D. Berry.


All three stories center around characters named "Sam." The first Sam appears to be based on Delany's father, Samuel R. Delany Sr., while the other two appear to be based on Delany himself. The title story also includes characters based on Delany's aunts, Sadie Delany and Bessie Delany, and recounts Delany family stories about them that are not included in the Delany Sisters' bestselling book Having Our Say.


  • "Atlantis: Model 1924"
  • "Erik, Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence’s Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling"
  • "Citre et Trans"
  • "Microflorilegium" (in the limited edition only)
  • Publication history

  • 1995, USA, Incunabula ISBN 0-9633637-4-3, Pub date May 1995, 232 pp, Hardcover, signed, limited edition of 334
  • 1995, USA, Wesleyan University Press ISBN 0-8195-5283-6, Pub date August 1995, 232 pp, Hardcover, first trade edition, omits Microflorilegium
  • 1997, USA, Wesleyan University Press ISBN 0-8195-6312-9, Pub date April 1997, 232 pp, Paperback, reprint of 1995 Weslayan edition
  • 2010, USA Wesleyan University Press ISBN 0-8195-6312-9, Third printing, 224 pp, Paperback, incorporating numerous corrections and a small number of brief rewritten passages
  • References

    Atlantis: Three Tales Wikipedia

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