Distant Stars

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Distant Stars
Distant stars.jpg
Cover from the first edition
Author Samuel R. Delany
Illustrator John Pierard, John Collier, John Jude Palencar, Jeannette Adams, John Coffey, John Pound and Michael Sorkin
Cover artist Michael Whelan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Short stories
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 352 pp
ISBN 0-553-01336-X

Distant Stars is a 1981 collection of short stories by Samuel R. Delany. Many of the stories originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Algol and New Worlds, while the novella Empire Star was originally published as an Ace Double with Tree Lord of Imeten by Tom Purdom.


  • Of Doubts and Dreams
  • "Prismatica"
  • "Corona"
  • "Empire Star"
  • "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"
  • "Omegahelm"
  • "Ruins"
  • "We, in Some Strange Power’s Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line"