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Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others
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Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.“Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless.”... show more
Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.“Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless.” —Junot Díaz Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781101972120 (1101972122)
ASIN: 1101972122
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang 
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
5.0 Story of your Life
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...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Stories of Your Life and Others
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
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.5 Coding Languages vs. Natural Languages: “Story of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang
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
4.0 A clever collection
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...
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