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.
Joint winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1966
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Review: Babel-17/Empire StarUser Review - Goodreads
I had to read this one twice. I think it a transitional novel between sf pulp and sf literature. The main character Rydra is asked by the military to decipher a code, Babel 17, heard over the radio ... Read full review
Review: Babel-17/Empire StarUser Review - Minyoung - Goodreads
Note: The book also came with the novella Empire Star, also written by Samuel R. Delany, but I only read the Babel-17 portion of it. I finished Babel-17 a little over three months ago but neglected to ... Read full review