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Stories of Your Life: And Othersby Ted Chiang
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This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, "Stories of Your Life and Others," includes his first eight published stories plus the author's story notes and a cover that the author commissioned himself. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar.
"Stories of Your Life and Others" presents characters who must confront sudden change--the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens--while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story, a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking What You See: A Documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.
Ted Chiang is one of the most celebrated science fiction authors writing today and is the author of numerous short stories, including most recently "Exhalation," which won the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Locus Awards. He lives near Seattle.
Ted Chiang's debut is one of the most well-received in science fiction. The collection received the the Locus Award and the eight stories received a further twelve awards including the Hugo, Locus, Sturgeon, Sidewise, Seiun, Hayakawa, and Nebula Awards. The title story, Story of Your Life, is a masterpiece that'll stay with you long after you've finished this superb collection.
One of the best short story collections of the last ten years, back in print in a new edition.
About the Author
\Ted Chiang: Ted Chiang lives near Seattle, Washington.
Table of Contents
Tower of Babylon — Understand — Division by zero — Story of your life — Seventy-two letters — Evolution of human science — Hell is the absence of God — Liking what you see: a documentary.
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