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 - Samantha Barker - Goodreads
Never before have I read two books quite like these (Well... one book, two stories). Samuel R. Delaney's writing style grabbed hold and did not let me go until the end. Babel-17... in many ways, is ... Read full review
Review: Babel-17/Empire StarUser Review - J. - Goodreads
Babel-17: this is Delany swinging for the fences, even though it is his early work. Queered relationships, hardcore linguistics, strong female protag, poetry, and something that doesn't show up much ... Read full review