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Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others
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Here are eight astonishing science-fiction stories that explore the boundaries between science and religion, between determinism and our ability to choose, between words and the entities they describe. Here are stories of conceptual breakthrough...of making sense of the universe and our place in... show more
Here are eight astonishing science-fiction stories that explore the boundaries between science and religion, between determinism and our ability to choose, between words and the entities they describe. Here are stories of conceptual breakthrough...of making sense of the universe and our place in it. 'What a pleasure it is to read Chiang...Can he be the best SF writer to come down the pike in the past thirty years? I honestly believe that he is' Harry Harrison 'Superb and thought-provoking. I could run out of superlatives trying to describe Chiang's work. Stories of Your Life is the best collection of short stories, novellas and novelettes I have ever read...Ted Chiang will blow you away with this astonishing collection' The Alien Online
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780330426640 (0330426648)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
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Aerin
Aerin rated it
5.0 Review: Stories of Your Life, by Ted Chiang
Each story in this book broke my heart in its own specific way, and for that reason alone I will love Ted Chiang forever. The fact that these stories are also all technical masterpieces and paragons of the genre is really just icing. I can be dazzled by masterly writing, but it's poignance that will...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
2.0 Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life and Others
Quite disappointing. While technically well written and exhibiting a certain elegance in structure, Chiang's stories suffer from a lack of passion. With the sole exception of Understand, which serves at least a bit of juicy pulp towards the end, Chiang's offering are as dry as a decade old elephan...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Casting your brain into big questions
I went in all big eyes and heavy heart and cheating, starting with the story I was curious about after watching the movie. It was sadder in it's determinism, but it was all that (and it had emotion, lordy, did it have emotion). About half way through this book (and with my brain much hurting, I ge...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Cerebral, disquieting, and addictive
I've become an instant fan of Ted Chiang after reading his book Stories of Your Life and Others. It's such a breath of fresh air to read a really phenomenal collection of short stories such as this one. I had been itching for some truly delicious science fiction and this collection delivered. From t...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted ChiangĀ 
In contrast to Bradbury, I have Chiang. Now these are science fiction, and they are particularly rare in that the are fine examples of both science and storytelling. I picked it up because the new movie Arrival is based on one of these stories. It's a first-contact story starring a linguist. Who doe...
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