Where to start with DHALGREN? With a history lesson...
DHALGREN was initially published in 1974 by Bantam Books. The
science fiction genre was flush with energy for a number of
reasons, and Bantam hired Frederik Pohl (who even then was a grand
master in the field) to find new and original science fiction
novels and publish them under its imprint with the legend "A
Frederik Pohl Book," or something like that. A great idea. A couple
of these were published; then along came...DHALGREN by Samuel R.
Sam Delany at that point in time was one of the genre's young
lions. He was racking up awards by the wheelbarrow full for