Babel-17

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Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, "Babel-17" 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.

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