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Babel-17

Author: Samuel R Delany
Publisher: Boston : Gregg Press, 1976, ©1966.
Series: Gregg Press science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fast moving science fiction novel. The commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong, the cosmic poetess, linguist, and cryptographer, whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning of all the worlds' tongues. And his request placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the Alliance and the Invaders. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delany, Samuel R.
Babel-17.
Boston : Gregg Press, 1976, ©1966
(OCoLC)567988110
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0839823282 9780839823285
OCLC Number: 2377518
Notes: Reprint of the 1969 ed. published by Sphere Books, London.
Description: x, 158 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Gregg Press science fiction series.
Responsibility: Samuel R. Delany ; with a new introduction by Robert Scholes.

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Fast moving science fiction novel. The commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong, the cosmic poetess, linguist, and cryptographer, whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning of all the worlds' tongues. And his request placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the Alliance and the Invaders. The new weapon of the Invaders was Babel-17, a menacing hum clogging up Alliance space communications. Rydra had to decipher the communications power of Babel-17 before it could lead to intergalactic defeat. And to do that, she would have to be the target of the next outer-space attack.

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