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Wally wrote at 2006-07-06 23:28:56
I read a book probably back in the 60's. I think the title was, The singing ship.  It took place in the future, where they took the brains of deformed at birth babies and trained them to have thier brains intergrated into space ships. The main charactor was a girl that falls in love with the captain of the ship that she is part of. I've been trying to find out info on this book for years.  Not sure this is the same book you are looking for or not.


Shanabrite wrote at 2014-07-10 23:43:28
Try this:  Rydra Wong Poet Captain



Book: Babel-17 (1966)

Author: Samuel R. Delany

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Ace | Gollancz (SF Masterworks)| Sphere | Gregg Press | Orion



Babel-17 is one of that books that makes you think afterwards.



In the far future, after human civilization has spread through the galaxy, communications begin to arrive in an apparently alien language. They appear to threaten invasion, but in order to counter the threat, the messages must first be understood. Rydra Wong is a beautiful starship captain, linguist, poet, and telepath. She is recruited by her government to discover how the enemy are infiltrating and sabotaging strategic sites. The novel has a Whorfian view of language




shanabrite wrote at 2014-07-10 23:44:40
Rydra Wong Poet Captain



Book: Babel-17 (1966)

Author: Samuel R. Delany

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Ace | Gollancz (SF Masterworks)| Sphere | Gregg Press | Orion



Babel-17 is one of that books that makes you think afterwards.



In the far future, after human civilization has spread through the galaxy, communications begin to arrive in an apparently alien language. They appear to threaten invasion, but in order to counter the threat, the messages must first be understood. Rydra Wong is a beautiful starship captain, linguist, poet, and telepath. She is recruited by her government to discover how the enemy are infiltrating and sabotaging strategic sites. The novel has a Whorfian view of language




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