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Babel-17/Empire Star

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Written by Samuel R. DelanyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Samuel R. Delany

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 8, 2002
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70669-1 (0-375-70669-0)
about this book

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.