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Even if we abandon Delany's own rubric of codic systems, the problem remains, because Dhalgren does not meet the expectations we have for this thing we call a novel.
More, Kepler, Cyrano, and even Bellamy would be absolutely at sea with the codic conventions by which we make sense of the sentences in a contemporary SF text.
I p. 305 eamque habuisse videntur prae mani - bus, nam monent codic.