BABEL-17. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "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. Mild foxing to top edge of pages, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild general dust soiling, touch of wear at upper spine end, mild tanning to the spine panel, and clipped price. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#149114).
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