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20 Awesome Novels About Aliens

By Matt Heckler May 22, 2013

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Babel-17

Combining sci-fi awesomeness with linguistic cleverness, Babel-17 is about an awesome character called Rydra Wong. She’s a poet as her day job, but also has a great expertise in language and symbols. A strange alien language is discovered, and Wong is tasked with translating it. When she isn’t able to figure it out at home, she assembles a team of aliens to travel out into the stars and try to find the source. Totally rad for anyone who loves aliens AND language.

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About the Author
Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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