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Babel-17 Empire star

In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require . . . a poet?At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism-but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17.Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadca.

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  • "Babel siebzehn"
  • "Babel-seventeen"
  • "Babel-seventeen"@en
  • "Babel-17 ; Empire star"@en
  • "Babel-17 ; Empire star"
  • "Babel-siedemnaście"@pl
  • "Babel Seventeen"@en

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  • "In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require . . . a poet?At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism-but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17.Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadca."@en
  • "In "Babel-17," Rydra Wong, a poet and code expert, must break an enemy government's code, but discovers that the code is really a supersophisticated language, while in "Empire Star," a simple-minded teenager is entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world."
  • "Fast moving science fiction novel. The commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong, the cosmic poetess, linguist, and cryptographer, whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning of all the worlds' tongues. And his request placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the Alliance and the Invaders. The new weapon of the Invaders was Babel-17, a menacing hum clogging up Alliance space communications. Rydra had to decipher the communications power of Babel-17 before it could lead to intergalactic defeat. And to do that, she would have to be the target of the next outer-space attack."
  • "Les envahisseurs frappaient où et quand ils voulaient au coeur de l'alliance galactique. Leur arme la plus puissante ? Un code indéchiffrable baptisé Babel 17."
  • "During an interstellar war one side develops a language, Babel-17, that can be used as a weapon. Learning it turns one into an unwilling traitor as it alters perception and thought. This is discovered by the starship captain Rydra Wong. She is recruited to discover how the enemy are infiltrating and sabotaging strategic sites."@en
  • "In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require . . . a poet? At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism—but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17. Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadcast over the radio before and after each accident. In that gibberish Rydra recognizes a coherent message, with all of the beauty, persuasive power, and order that only language possesses. To save humanity, she will master this strange tongue. But the more she learns, the more she is tempted to join the other side . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career."@en

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  • "Specimens"@en
  • "Specimens"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Science fiction"@en

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  • "Babel 17"
  • "Babel-17 Roman"
  • "Babel 17[siebzehn]"
  • "Babel 17 [siebzehn]"
  • "Babel - 17"
  • "Babel - seventeen"
  • "Babel-17 Empire star"@en
  • "Babel-17 ; Empire star"
  • "Babel - 17 [seventeen]"
  • "Babel-17"@es
  • "Babel-17"
  • "Babel-17"@en
  • "Babel-17"@it
  • "Babel-17"@pl

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