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Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel
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. BABEL-17 is the novel which catapulted Samuel R. Delany into the front rank of sf writers.

Genre: Science Fiction

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