Samuel R. Delany (1942, -) is an award-winning American science-fiction writer, author of the novels Babel-17, Nova, and Dhalgren.
"Though I'm an atheist, I think Santa is a generous, large-hearted image that has lost a lot of its religious baggage. Besides, respecting other folks' religions is a good quality — at least in terms of their good intentions. It's among the primary American values; it's what our country was founded on. " -- (Dec 8, 2009) "Bad Santa", Philidelphia City Paper