**Virtual** Jive Talk Book Club: "Babel-17" by Samuel R. Delany

Jive Talk: a book club celebrating people of color, because no one else does. 

This month's book club pick is Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany.

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​​​​​​​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-17, 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 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, Babel-17 is 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. 

"The most interesting writer of science fiction writing in English today."- The New York Times Book Review

Samuel Ray Delany, also known as "Chip," is an award-winning American science fiction author. He was born to a prominent black family on April 1, 1942, and raised in Harlem. Delany has published several autobiographical/semi-autobiographical accounts of his life as a black, gay, and highly dyslexic writer, including his Hugo award winning autobiography, The Motion of Light in Water.

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Event date: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Babel-17/Empire Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375706691
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002