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Babel-17 - Samuel R. Delany
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780839823285 (0839823282)
Publisher: Gregg Press
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
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susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
Rydra Wong, an ex-military cryptographer, a poet, and a linguist, has been approached by the military once again to help decipher the Babel-17 code used by the alien invaders in their many attacks. Rydra realizes that Babel-17 is not a code, but a language. After obtaining some of the original recor...
CDRBill rated it
4.0 Babel-17
Very interesting characters that get in to very interesting situations.
Elia rated it
4.0 Babel 17
Znacie hipotezę Sapira-Whorfa, według której język, którego dana osoba używa, wpływa na jej sposób myślenia? Skoro nie zna się danego słowa, niemożliwe jest wyobrażenie sobie konceptu który za nim stoi. No dobra, teoria S-W to tylko teoria, ale jaka wspaniała baza dla powieści science-fiction. Akcja...
jonafras rated it
4.0 Babel-17
This is an excellent science fiction novel - the future world that Delany imagines is extremely vivid, creative, even realistic. And devoid of any kind of patronizing chauvinism, which is always refreshing. Even after almost half a century, it's hardly dated much... well, except for some of the ling...
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When you revisit something after a long interval, you never know what you're going to get. A few days ago, I read The Story of the Amulet, the third volume in the E. Nesbit trilogy that starts with Five Children and It. I had been meaning to check this out since I was about 7, but somehow never loca...
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