Book about a translation agency named Babel that builds huge skyscraper
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Oct 18, 2017

http://amzn.to/2hN7y8q


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"Liz Trammell is Silicon Valley's rising star. Her company, Babel, translates every language in real time, giving the whole earth the same words. Liz's fortune has grown with Babel's worth.

What could be impossible for her now? She sets out to build what her father never could--the tallest building the world has ever seen, a place where human potential is unlimited, where even death might be conquered.

As the world rallies around Liz's vision, global powers vie to get their hands on the conversations that Babel has recorded and locked away. Spies will kill for the data. Friends will betray for it. But when Liz finds herself falling for the only man she can trust, she must confront the enemies inside herself--the greatest challenge yet."


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Cool, thanks! Oct 18, 2017

Just ordered the Kindle edition!

Since I just finished my 5th Philip K. Dick in row, thought it was time for something differenticon_wink.gif

Michael


 

Tessa Koh
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Looks interesting Oct 18, 2017

Thank you for the recommendation! My next book is all set.

 

Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Babel Fish Oct 18, 2017

Just wondering if there is not a little more than a passing reference! https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babel_Fish_(site_web)

 

Tom in London
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Metaphor Oct 18, 2017

LegalTransform wrote:

"Liz Trammell is Silicon Valley's rising star. Her company, Babel, translates every language in real time, giving the whole earth the same words. Liz's fortune has grown with Babel's worth.

What could be impossible for her now? She sets out to build what her father never could--the tallest building the world has ever seen, a place where human potential is unlimited, where even death might be conquered.

As the world rallies around Liz's vision, global powers vie to get their hands on the conversations that Babel has recorded and locked away. Spies will kill for the data. Friends will betray for it. But when Liz finds herself falling for the only man she can trust, she must confront the enemies inside herself--the greatest challenge yet."


I hope that isn't a metaphor for Proz.

[Edited at 2017-10-18 13:47 GMT]


 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Yes Oct 18, 2017

Yes, it's a biblical reference to the Tower of Babel story. Quite ingenious idea for a book really.

Tom in London wrote:



Is this a metaphor for...something?


 


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