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The Embedding

(1973)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Aliens arrive on Earth hoping to trade some of their advanced knowledge for insights into Earth's linguistic structure. "The Embedding" is the story of three experiments in linguistics driven by a searching analysis of the nature of communication.


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"Enthralling ... It gave one the sense of being led very near to the brink of profundity, even revelation." - Martin Amis


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Hardback Editions

April 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Embedding
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-684-14205-8 / 978-0-684-14205-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Embedding ([Gollancz SF])
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-575-01687-6 / 978-0-575-01687-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Embedding (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 1-4732-2267-2 / 978-1-4732-2267-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Embedding (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-575-07133-8 / 978-0-575-07133-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Embedding (Gollancz S.F.)
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-575-04784-4 / 978-0-575-04784-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Embedding
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-88184-554-X / 978-0-88184-554-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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May 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Embedding (A Panther book)
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-586-05190-2 / 978-0-586-05190-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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April 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Embedding
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-553-02311-X / 978-0-553-02311-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
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August 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Embedding
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-7043-1218-2 / 978-0-7043-1218-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Embedding
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Embedding (Gateway Essentials Book 166)
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
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