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Babel-17

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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.
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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subject_facetElectronic books
Language and languages -- Fiction
Science fiction
Space warfare -- Fiction
Women linguists -- Fiction
Women poets -- Fiction
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Language and languages
Science fiction
Space warfare
Women linguists
Women poets