Babel-17 Read & download ´ 109

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Babel-17 Read & download ´ 109 à The commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong the cosmic poetess whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning of all the world's tongues And his reuest placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the AThe commander of the Earthpeople's Alliance journeyed into the bizarre depths of Transport Town to seek Rydra Wong the cosmic poetess whose words reached across space and whose mind could perceive the meaning. 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 located a copy I was worried that I'd left it too late but in the event there was no problem it was terrificSo when I saw a copy of Babel 17 in a second hand bookstore yesterday I was optimistic I remembered thinking it was great when I was 14 so why not re read it But this time oh dear I clearly recalled finding this novel intelligent and sophisticated but now it was I hated to say it naive The characters were flat The ending was ridiculous And worst of all the linguistics was all wrong Since it's a novel where language is absolutely central to the plot this was a disaster Maybe the problem was that I just liked the book too much as a teen I thought Rydra Wong the poetesslinguist heroine was so amazingly cool that I must have unconsciously internalized some of her valuations I think I became much interested in languages partly as a result of reading Babel 17 at an impressionable age so really it had a very good effect on me How about that An SF heroine who's actually a positive role model for a teenage boy It was unreasonable to expect the book to work a second time I'd used it upI still love Rydra though I wonder if a bit of her went into Lisbeth Salander And I'm keeping the four stars I originally gave it After careful consideration I think my 14 year old self judges the book fairly than I do

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Of all the world's tongues And his reuest placed her into the heart of the vile interstellar war between the Alliance and the InvadersThe new weapon of the Invaders was Babel 17 a menacing hum clogging up Al. Samuel R Delaney’s 1966 Nebula Award winning novel and Hugo nominated book continues to excite and baffle SF fans than 50 years laterDelaney bases much of his writing in the book on the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis which suggests that the structure of a language affects its speakers' world view or cognition and thus people's perceptions are relative to their spoken language So we are introduced to a mysterious language that presents problems for our heroPoet and linguist Rydra Wong one of the better SF protagonists and high in the running for best name is on the trail of assassins and saboteurs and has come across some clues about the language and our space adventure is offThis is certainly a novel idea and makes us think and has no doubt been wildly influential in the genre I thought of Alfred Bester’s work as well as China Mieville’s 2011 novel Embassytown The writing and setting are a bit dated though and I’ve just never been a huge fan of his workStill good classic SF and one for which a fan of the genre will want to read

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Babel 17Liance 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 attac. SF Masterworks 2010 relaunch series #6 A deceptively short book that feels like a bit of a saga and I mean that in a good way In a far future when man alongside a few other races is spread all over the universe a universe where a number of these races include the humans have been at war for decades An alien communication Babel 17 is picked up and adventurer poet Rhyda Wong has to put together a space crew and investigateDelany exploded on to the sci fi scene with this fabulous far future tale where humans have held free reign over how they look and are for centuries and come in thousands of difference shapes and sizes where some people are brought back to life as zombies to do difficult jobs where there are aliens but the differences in communication let alone sustenance sees them rarely directly engage and there's plenty imaginative future world building; but what Delany utterly nails is showing the power of language itself I could guess the book was written in 1960s but it still shines thanks to his idea of language itself being an organism an entity dare I say a weaponAlso huge plus points for super diverse cast for a book written in the 1960s so let's call it 7 out of 12