Babel-17

Babel-17

Empire Star

Book - 2001
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Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction.

Babel-17 , winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. For the first time, Babel-17 is published as the author intended with the short novel Empire Star , the tale of Comet Jo, a simple-minded teen thrust into a complex galaxy when he's entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world. Spellbinding and smart, both novels are testimony to Delany's vast and singular talent.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001.
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780375706691
0375706690
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION DELANY S
Characteristics: [311] pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Babel-seventeen
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