Seattle editors and writers will discuss “Stories for Chip,” a new collection honoring science-fiction author Samuel Delany, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the University Book Store.

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Science-fiction author, professor and literary critic Samuel R. Delany is a groundbreaker, both in his writing and in his personal life (Delany is a gay man and an African American). His admirers are legion. Several have contributed to a new collection of original fiction and creative nonfiction, “Stories for Chip: a Tribute to Samuel R. Delany” (Rosarium Publishing, $19.99) — they include Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz and Nick Harkaway (a writer of acclaimed fantasy novels, Harkaway is the son of John le Carré).

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Seattle’s University Book Store, “Stories for Chip” editor and Seattle science-fiction author Nisi Shawl, and contributors Eileen Gunn and L. Timmel Duchamp, both Seattle-based, will read from and discuss the book. For more information, call 206-634-3400 or go to