In the far future, after human civilization has spread through the galaxy, communications begin to arrive in an apparently alien language. They appear to threaten invasion, but in order to counter the threat, the messages must first be understood.
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Review: Babel-17/Empire StarUser Review - Sunil - Goodreads
My introduction to Grandmaster of Science Fiction Samuel R. Delany came in a fun little package: the novel Babel-17 that flips over to become the (tangentially related) Empire Star! Babel-17, as its ... Read full review
Review: Babel-17/Empire StarUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
I gave it a 3 because of the ideas and the experimentation, not because of its literary quality. The good: The linguistic ideas. Some of the imagery. The bad: The author spent a great deal of time ... Read full review