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Babel-17.

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17.

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesGollancz classic SF -- 17
The Physical Object
Pagination192p.,21cm
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21844463M


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Babel Samuel R. Delany.31 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. The Nebula Award Winner: “By looking at a typical space opera adventure from a different angle, Delany give[s] us a weird, welcoming book” ().

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Rydra Wong is a top linguist, acclaimed poet, and former military cryptologist. When the Alliance military come across a new code used by the enemy, which is beyond their ability to crack, they come to her for help.

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Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism—but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel 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. Babel (S.F. MASTERWORKS series) by Samuel R. Delany. 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 winner of the Nebula Award. His many awards include the Nebula Award for Best Novel for Babel in and The Einstein Intersection inthe Hugo Award for best short story, Science Fiction Convention, for "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones" inand the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in /5(32).

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It’s an interesting aspect of Babel, thought not the book’s main concern, as I said. The main concern is language. The hero of the novel, the ship captain mentioned earlier, is a famed poet and an expert in language. She has been put in charge of deciphering the new alien language Babel as a means of defeating the invasion.

She is. To understand Babel, it's useful to be familiar with the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, since it heavily influences the main science-fiction content of the book.

Briefly summarizing the excellent Wikipedia article, the strong form of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that human thought is constrained by language, and therefore people who speak one. Get this from a library.

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"The most interesting writer of science fiction writing in English today."-New York Times Book. Co-opted to decipher what Babel is, what meaning it has, what connection there is between war-plant sabotage and the usage of Babel Inside, around, and terminally intermixed with this nominal space opera is the quest to define the relationship between language, symbol, object, and thought process/5().

Babel is a standalone science fiction book from the 60’s, although I’m not sure I would have guessed it was from the 60’s if I’d read it without knowing that. It’s progressive in many ways, especially for its time.

For example, the main character is an intelligent woman in a leadership role%(57). Other articles where Babel is discussed: Samuel R. Delany: Babel (), the story of an artist-outsider, explores the nature of language and its ability to give structure to experience.

Delany won the science-fiction Nebula Award for this book, which established his reputation, and for The Einstein Intersection (), which features a similar protagonist and. Babel by Samuel R. Delany; 17 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Artificial Languages, Fiction, Language and languages, Life on other planets, Specimens, Upside-down books, Women linguists, Women poets, Science fiction, Optical illusions.

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Despite this, Babel is a book that makes me interested in reading more Delany. Reading it in a contemporary context, the features that made the book so cutting-edge and groundbreaking in the Sixties are apparent, and the book has hardly dated at all in my appraisal.

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Empire Star is actually a novella by Delany, and its protagonist is named Comet Jo. So you're left to wonder if Delany's novella is fact or fiction from the perspective of Babel 's characters.