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.
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“The most interesting writer of science fiction writing in English today.”–The New York Times Book Review
Samuel R. Delany was born and raised in Harlem, where he still lives. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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Descrizione libro Gollancz, London, 1987. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Nicholas Rodgers (illustratore). Paperback First Thus. 193pp. 7.8 inches. In Gollancz reissue series of sf classics. Cover art by Nicholas Rodgers. Single opening crease to spine, o/w about as new with just minor shelfwear. No owner's marks. Nebula Award Winner. They called it Babel-17, this mind-twisting multidimensional language, and it frightened Rydra Wong, for it was not just a system of words, but a whole new lightning-swift way of thinking. it was the Invaders' subtlest weapon. (Science fiction, Fantasy, Vintage Pb). Codice libro della libreria C09906
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001831324
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001793102