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Are there reliable sources for the influence of Babel-17 on other SF using strong Sapir–Whorf?

Haden Elgin was a linguist in her own right. She would not have needed to read Babel-17 to learn about Sapir-Whorf. That's not to say she hadn't read it, of course, just that "influence" may ...
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Are the Poems of Rydra Wong in Babel-17 based on the real works of Marilyn Hacker?

As far as I can see, Rydra Wong's poems are only quoted in two places in the text. The first occurs when she is speaking to General Forester, and quotes two lines of her poem "Advice to those who ...
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Are the Poems of Rydra Wong in Babel-17 based on the real works of Marilyn Hacker?

Possibly The copyright page credits epigraphs in book to poetry of Marilyn Hacker. However, the epigraphs themselves include the initials “M. H.,” not for example “R. W.,” as could be expected if the ...
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