Author(s): 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 understood.
BABEL-17 is the novel which catapulted Samuel R. Delany into the front rank of SF writers.
Winner of Nebula Award 1967 (UK).
Born in 1942 in Harlem, New York, Samuel R. Delany has become one of SF's most influential and discussed authors. Since 1988 he has also been Professor of Comparative Literature at Massachusetts University. He has won the NEBULA AWARD.