Babel-17/Empire Star



❴KINDLE❵ ❃ Babel-17/Empire Star Author Samuel R. Delany – E17streets4all.co.uk Author Of The Bestselling Dhalgren And Winner Of Four Nebulas And One Hugo, Samuel R Delany Is One Of The Most Acclaimed Writers Of Speculative Fiction Babel , Winner Of The Nebula Award For Best Nov Author Of The Bestselling Dhalgren And Winner Of Four Nebulas And One Hugo, Samuel R Delany Is One Of The Most Acclaimed Writers Of Speculative Fiction Babel, Winner Of The Nebula Award For Best Novel Of The Year, Is A Fascinating Tale Of A Famous Poet Bent On Deciphering A Secret Language That Babel-17/Empire Star eBook ñ Is The Key To The Enemy S Deadly Force, A Task That Requires She Travel With A Splendidly Improbable Crew To The Site Of The Next Attack For The First Time, BabelIs Published As The Author Intended With The Short Novel Empire Star, The Tale Of Comet Jo, A Simple Minded Teen Thrust Into A Complex Galaxy When He S Entrusted To Carry A Vital Message To A Distant World Spellbinding And Smart, Both Novels Are Testimony To Delany S Vast And Singular Talent.Babel-17/Empire Star

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Babel Empire Star book, this is one of the most wanted Samuel R Delany author readers around the world.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader As The Author Intended With The Short Novel Empire Star, The Tale Of Comet Jo, A Simple Minded Teen Thrust Into A Complex Galaxy When He S Entrusted To Carry A Vital Message To A Distant World Spellbinding And Smart, Both Novels Are Testimony To Delany S Vast And Singular Talent."/>
  • Paperback
  • 311 pages
  • Babel-17/Empire Star
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 0375706690

10 thoughts on “Babel-17/Empire Star

  1. says:

    Problems of linguistics, translation, communication, cast into sharp relief by a future expanded beyond only earth s human languages and a protagonist whose pattern recognition skills, particularly in human interactions, border on telepathy This is always at its best when riffing off of the major thematic concerns of language and meaning, which are fortunately well worked into the fabric of the novel, as the very speech patterns and off handed body language descriptions of have key plot points Problems of linguistics, translation, communication, cast into sharp relief by a fut...

  2. says:

    Empire Star is the short side of Babel 17, flip Babel 17 upside down and over and there s Empire Star, ready to be read It s apparently the way Delany originally wanted it published but it never happened With Empire Star I can seeclearly the rollicking, adventurous, humorous sides of Delany s writing It s a coming of age type of novella starring Comet Jo on his journey to deliver an important though as yet unknown to him message to Empire Star which ends up being the sort of mystic Empire Star is the short side of Babel 17, flip Babel 17 upside down and over and there s Empire Star, ready to be read It s apparently the way Delany originally wanted it published but it never happened With Empire Star I can seeclearly the rollicking, adventurous, humorous sides of Delany s writing It s a coming of age type of novella starring Comet Jo on his journey to deliver an important though as yet unknown to him message to Empire Star which ends up being the sort of mystical heart of the universe He s a simplex person from a simplex world and the journey charts his progress into a multiplex character A simplex person is a one sided person, a simple person who accepts everything at face value, rarely asks questions or questions anything, and sits pat on firm conclusions but a simplex can also b...

  3. says:

    I think some of my favorite SF Fantasy stories are the ones that give language a special place in the universe Bene Gesserit witches commanding people with the Voice Wizards in the world of Earthsea practicing magic by knowing something s true name Add to that list Babel 17, a language so analytically precise it can give you telepathic like abilities At the heart of this fictional language is the Sapir Whorf hypothesis, which in my crude layman s simplification is the idea that your I think some of my favorite SF Fantasy stories are the ones that give language a special place in the universe Bene Gesserit witches commanding people with the Voice Wizards in the world of Earthsea practicing magic by knowing something s true name Add to that list Babel 17, a language so analytically precise it can give you telepathic like abilities At the heart of this fictional language is the Sapir Whorf hypothesis, which in my crude layman s simplification is the idea that your language shapes who you are and how you see not only the world, but yourself This intriguing idea immediately brought to mind the movie Arrival from last year, which was based on a SF story with similar themes Others have noted the same, and view Babel 17 as a kind of literary seed for such material ...

  4. says:

    Put together like the old Ace double headers you get both the novel and the novella mentioned in the novel Self reference is everywhere and Delaney is a remarkably complex writer I m still not sure exactly what it was all about but it reminded me of Dick without all the psychotic baggage It s remarkable that Delaney could toss off Empire Star in just five days I ve read some of Moorcock s rush jobs and they just don t even come close.I ll have to breakdown and read Dhalgren I guess since Put together like th...

  5. says:

    If I could give this 0 stars, I would have And to think I suggested this to our book club I was embarrassed I never was into sci fi and thought this would be a great first entry because it was about language Oh, it was so bad

  6. says:

    Updated review please see the last paragraph for a review of the Empire Star portion of this book Babel 17 opens a new universe in the midst of intergalactic turmoil There s starships, space pirates, genetically modified people, totally alien folks, and, of course, a poet It s basically what I imagined a sci fi world would be, but somehow it s all a backdrop for the main action on the interaction between thought, identity, and language It s an energetic read and will engage those who are int Updated review please see the last paragraph for a review of the Empire Star portion of this book Babel 17 opens a new universe in the midst of intergalactic turmoil There s starships, space pirates, genetically modified people, totally alien folks, and, of course, a poet It s basically what I imagined a sci fi world would be, but somehow it s all a backdrop for the main action on the interaction between thought, identity, and language It s an energetic read and will engage those who are interested in the role of communications between all kinds of people.The role and exploration of language was consistently developed throughout the book Subtly, overtly, it was ever present and consistently used to draw the reader into the frame of mind that language is incredibly important Many different styles of English language communication were used throughout the book, even the typography wa...

  7. says:

    Delightful Space poets, linguistics, aggressive body modifications, threesomes, and all somehow packed into a classic space opera plot a galactic empire is at war with mysterious aliens with enough fights and murders to make the pages fly by Quite enjoyable...

  8. says:

    An excellent birthday gift I received because I m interested in the interaction between language and thinking I enjoyed it very much and couldn t stop reading it.

  9. says:

    Babel 17This is pretty crazy I thought I was going to have a lot of fun reading this book, apparently I was wrong Babel 17 readslike a work of thesis than a work of entertaining sci fi I m not sure whether I completely understand whatever Delany wrote in this book I don t think I do This is the kind of sci fi that you must read again and again to understand completely, because everything inside the book is so outrageously new that it is so hard to relate to all of it within a single r Babel 17This is pretty crazy I thought I was going to have a lot of fun reading this book, apparently I was wrong Babel 17 readslike a work of thesis than a work of entertaining sci fi I m not sure whether I completely understand whatever Delany wrote in this book I don t think I do This is the kind of sci fi that you must read again and again to understand completely, because everything inside the book is so outrageously new that it is so hard to relate to all of it within a single read It started off easily, a super multi talented famous and beautif...

  10. says:

    That s 3 stars for Babel 17 and damn near 5 stars for Empire Star, averaging out to 4 stars.I had low expectations for this book after suffering through the pretentious mess that is Dhalgren I ll admit When I cracked open Babel 17 and read the opening line, Here, fumes rust the sky, the General though I nearl...

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