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by Ted Chiang
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Aerin rated it 3 years ago
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 rated it 3 years ago
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...
Ned Hayes Writing
Ned Hayes Writing rated it 4 years ago
Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life" was the basis for the new film "The Arrival." The story itself is a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of one's time on earth, and the choices we make. The movie takes it in a more plot-driven direction. But what's brilliant about the movie is that it preserves th...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
Please note that I gave this story 4.5 stars and rounded it up to 5 stars on Goodreads.So I got this book via the library and boy was there a long wait. I think the movie "Arrival" is the main reason why this one took so long to get via Overdrive. I saw Arrival right after the elections and seriousl...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Are you familiar with the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis? Back in the day when I was in college I remember writing a paper on applying this language paradigm to coding. It was so long ago I don’t really remember what I wrote, but I still remember agreeing with the fact that coding could also be a fitting su...
In a network of lines that enlace
In a network of lines that enlace rated it 5 years ago
This is a collection of short stories; all unique and without connection. They are science fiction, and general fiction, set in the future, alternate realities and the past. What I enjoyed was the variety and the sheer depth of these pieces. Many are complex; about mathematics and language, going in...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 5 years ago
I am astonished at how little Chiang has published - each of these eight stories has an effortless polish and freshness that can only come from a lot of labor. I'd come across two of his stories before in Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction collections. I've only read two and Chiang was in both of t...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it 7 years ago
How many times can I rate this five stars? I haven't been so moved by short fiction since Ursula le Guin's. For the next few weeks, should you meet me in the street and talk about books, because I will follow you around until you agree to read this.
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