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Babel-17 / Empire Star

Babel-17 / Empire Star
Author: Samuel R. Delany
ISBN 13: 9780375706691
ISBN 10: 375706690
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2002-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
List Price: $15.95

Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction.

Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. For the first time, Babel-17 is published as the author intended with the short novel Empire Star, the tale of Comet Jo, a simple-minded teen thrust into a complex galaxy when he’s entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world. Spellbinding and smart, both novels are testimony to Delany’s vast and singular talent.