Empire Star by Samuel R. DelanyOn a habitable moon near Tau Ceti, a young man named Comet Jo encounters a devil-kitten and sees a spaceship crash land. One of the people in the spaceship tells Jo that he has to take an urgent message to Empire Star, and dies. Another collapses to form Jewel, a compact, multicolored, multiplexed crystalline entity. Empire Star is the story of Comet Jos journey to deliver the message, as narrated by Jewel.
Sci-Fi Writer Samuel Delany on Identity, Writing, and Risk
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Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction. Babel, 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 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. Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers. Also by Samuel R.
Empire Star is a science fiction novella by Samuel R. Delany. It is often published together with another book, most frequently (three times) with The Ballad.
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