Monday, February 12, 2007



Babel-17

Ace Books (F-388), New York, 1966

This is one of Delany's most enduring tales, certainly if the number of reprints and translations is to be taken as any indication. Also, one of the couple of SRD novels which made it into the recent, and acclaimed, SF Masterworks Series by Gollancz. A tale about the use of language set in what might now be regarded as an almost cyber-punk style universe. How very few SF novels have a female poet as the protagonist. No artist credited with the cover. I should also just take a moment to boast that my copy of this, along with The Einstein Intersection below are two of those most rare things - near mint copies of an 1960s Ace Paperback!

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