Babel-17 // Samuel R. Delany

We love talking about language, and so does Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17.

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.