BABEL-17 is the novel which catapulted Samuel R. Delany into the front rank of SF writers.
Born in 1942 in Harlem, New York, Samuel R Delany has become one of SF's most influential and discussed authors. Since 1988 he has also been Professor of Comparative Literature at Massachusetts University. He has won the Nebula Award.
The first of a remarkable series of vital and stunning masterpieces, a dazzlingly realised star-spanning epic populated with truly mysterious aliens and humans entirely believable yet gorgeously strange. After this, the future was never the same again. - Paul McAuley.