BABEL-17. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Delany to one of his editors on the title page. "An artificial language is being used as an unorthodox weapon of interstellar war, and poet Rydra Wong is the last best hope for the saving of Earth's civilization. A very colorful, inventive space opera." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. . "Language games and ray guns fuse together in what may be the last possible variant on the old space-fiction themes." - J. G. Ballard, Guardian. Co-winner of the 1966 Nebula award for best novel. 1967 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-314. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 113-19. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of dust soiling to yellow background. The publisher's advertising band is present. An uncommon book in this condition. (#111262).
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