Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novel won the nebula award in 1968. It is a classic story, combining many fascinating characters and an interplanetary war that is ultimately stopped by a famous poet and her intuitive understanding of language and meaning. Select an invention:

Antigravity Globe Arena

Babel-17 - words are telling

Decorative Implant - gadget surgery

Discorporaphone

Discorporate Sector

Filing Crystal

Morgue (Recall Stage)

Stellarimeter

Tensile Memory Polarized Matter

Transparent Platisplasm Cage

TW-55 Spy

Vivatape

 

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