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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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9780575094208
9781504668453
9781480461697
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Grouped Work ID 508cfb1d-861c-9a79-fe30-ed0ba9734feb
Grouping Title babel 17
Grouping Author delany samuel r
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-27 04:20:58AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-19 04:40:55AM

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display_description In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require . . . a poet? At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism-but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17. Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadcast over the radio before and after each accident. In that gibberish Rydra recognizes a coherent message, with all of the beauty, persuasive power, and order that only language possesses. To save humanity, she will master this strange tongue. But the more she learns, the more she is tempted to join the other side . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Language and languages -- Fiction, Science fiction, Space warfare -- Fiction, Women linguists -- Fiction, Women poets -- Fiction
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