Babel-17

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Orion, Nov 11, 2010 - Fiction - 208 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.

Joint winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1966

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This is one science fiction's classics and I can see why. Delany's writing is magnificent. It's very literary compared to a lot of SF and actually a lot of the plot is to do with language. It centres ... Read full review

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OBJECTIVE RATING (my best stab at looking at the book's merits, regardless of whether or not I enjoyed it all that much): 4.5 PERSONAL RATING (how much the book "worked" for me personally): 5 Though ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Samuel R. Delany (1942 - )
Samuel Ray 'Chip' Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction's most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice and the Nebula Award four times, including consecutive wins for Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program.

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