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Title: Babel-17 Title Record # 2394
Author: Samuel R. Delany
Date: 1966-05-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: According to Delany's brief "Note on the text of this edition" in the 1982 Bantam edition, he "restore[d] certain typographical complexities, included in the original manuscript, that fifteen years ago "Babel-17"'s initial publisher was unable to include for technical reasons. As well, some extremely minor cuts have been restored".
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1992 Babel-17 [as by Samuel R. Delaney]
Year Language Title
1973Translated by Mimi Perrin
French Babel 17
1975Translated by Lore Straßl
German Babel 17
1979Translated by Knut Azimuth
Dutch Babel-17 [as by Samuel Delany]
1982Translated by Barbara Heidkamp
German Babel-17
1988Translated by Gianni Montanari
Italian Babel-17
2019 Portuguese Babel-17
Year Language Title
1971Translated by Gianni Montanari
Italian Babel 17 (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Babel-17 1966-05-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books F-388
$0.40?$: US dollar
173
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jerome Podwil Checkmark
Babel-17 1967-00-00 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz  
18/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Babel-17 1968-12-00 Samuel R. Delany The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 140   192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Babel-17 1969-05-00 Samuel R. Delany Sphere Books 28878
5/0?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
158
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Bill Botten Checkmark
Babel-17 1970-01-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books 04591
$0.60?$: US dollar
173
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jerome Podwil Checkmark
Galassia #143 1971-06-01 ed. Vittorio Curtoni, Gianni Montanari Casa Editrice La Tribuna 143
Lit 350?Lit: Italian lira
188
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Riccardo Corte  
Babel-17 1973-04-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books 04592
$0.95?$: US dollar
219
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Davis Meltzer Checkmark
Babel 17 1973-10-31 Samuel R. Delany Calmann-Lévy (Dimensions SF)     294
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Babel-17 1974-07-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books 04593
$1.25?$: US dollar
219
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Davis Meltzer Checkmark
Babel 17 1975-04-08 Samuel R. Delany Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #260) TTB260
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
145
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jerome Podwil Checkmark
Babel-17 1975-10-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books 04594
$1.50?$: US dollar
219
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Davis Meltzer Checkmark
Babel-17 1976-06-00 Samuel R. Delany Gregg Press (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series) 0-8398-2328-2
$9.00?$: US dollar
x+
158
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Babel-17 1977-00-00 Samuel R. Delany Sphere 0-7221-2914-9
£0.75?£: UK pound
158
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Peter Elson Checkmark
Babel-17 1978-04-00 Samuel R. Delany Ace Books 0-441-04595-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
248
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel David Bergen Checkmark
Babel-17 1979-00-00 Samuel Delany Meulenhoff (M=SF #145) 90-290-0920-9   222
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Tony Roberts Checkmark
Babel 17 1980-11-14 Samuel R. Delany J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1127) 2-277-21127-3   284
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss  
Babel-17 1982-02-00 Samuel R. Delany Bantam Books 0-553-20156-5
$2.50?$: US dollar
193
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Babel-17 1982-10-00 Samuel R. Delany
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24035)
3-404-24035-9
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
231
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction 1986-02-00 Samuel R. Delany Bantam Spectra 0-553-25610-6
$4.95?$: US dollar
425
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Aaron Epstein Checkmark
Babel-17 1987-10-00 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz (Gollancz Classic SF #17) 0-575-04123-4
£3.95?£: UK pound
193
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Nicholas Rodgers Checkmark
Babel-17 1988-01-00 Samuel R. Delany Mondadori (Classici Urania #130)  
Lit 4,500?Lit: Italian lira
192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Vicente Segrelles  
Babel-17 1992-00-00 Samuel R. Delaney The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     ix+
189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Babel 17 1996-04-00 Samuel R. Delany Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7184) 2-253-07184-6
F44.00?F: French frank
256
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jackie Paternoster  
Babel-17 1999-03-00 Samuel R. Delany Millennium / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #6) 1-85798-805-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
193
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Babel-17 / Empire Star 2001-12-00 Samuel R. Delany Vintage Books 0-375-70669-0
$12.00?$: US dollar
219+
92
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Checkmark
Babel-17 2003-00-00 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #6) 1-85798-805-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
193
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore  
Babel-17 2007-09-00 Samuel R. Delany Mondadori (Urania Collezione #56) 56
€4.90?€: Euro
262
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Franco Brambilla  
Chants de l'espace 2008-05-28 Samuel R. Delany Bragelonne 978-2-35294-182-8   680
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Stephan Martiniere  
Babel-17 2010-02-00 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09420-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
192
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore  
Babel-17 2010-11-11 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz / Orion (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-10183-8
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Chris Moore  
Babel-17 2014-01-07 Samuel R. Delany Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4804-6184-0    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Babel-17 / Estrela Imperial 2019-11-04 Samuel R. Delany Morro Branco 978-85-927958-2-5 R$53.90 400
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Frede Tizzot  
Babel-17 date unknown Samuel R. Delany Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #6) 1-85798-805-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
193
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Babel-17 date unknown Samuel R. Delany Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09420-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
xi+
192
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Babel-17 date unknown Samuel R. Delany Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #6) 1-85798-805-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
193
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Babel-17 / Empire Star date unknown Samuel R. Delany Vintage Books 0-375-70669-0
$15.95?$: US dollar
219+
92
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni  
Babel-17 date unknown Samuel R. Delany Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09420-8
£9.99?£: UK pound
xi+
192
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
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