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Orion, Nov 11, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
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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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The simple plot is hidden beneath the prose. - Goodreads
Exquisite, delicate, high-wire writing. - Goodreads
In fact, I thought the characterization was strong. - LibraryThing
Some amazing sci-fi writing though. - Goodreads
Good use of language, poetry and sparse writing. - Goodreads
Delany is my favorite SF writer. - Goodreads

Review: Babel-17/Empire Star

User Review  - Lloyd - Goodreads

First, let me say that I didn't read the entirety of this book, only the "Babel-17" portion. I read it because I'm reading all the Nebula Award winning novels... eventually. It begins with poet Rydra ... Read full review

Review: Babel-17/Empire Star

User Review  - Melinda - Goodreads

I really loved Empire Star. The premise of it was so well done. Comet Jo is such a relatable character and I enjoyed reading his journey and the interrelatedness of all the characters and plotlines ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Born in 1942 in Harlem, New York, Samuel R. Delany has become one of SF's most influential and discussed authors. Since 1988 he has also been Professor of Comparative Literature at Massachusetts University. He has won the NEBULA AWARD.

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