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    DescriptionAuthor 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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    Title
    Babel-17/Empire Star
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel R. Delany
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375706691
    ISBN 10: 0375706690
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.54
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    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    LC classification: PS3554.E437 B33 2001
    Thema V1.0: FL
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    08 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "The most interesting writer of science fiction writing in English today."-"The New York Times Book Review "
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    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.