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Ted Chiang
Birth date: January 01, 1967
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
Very 1001 Nights style with a matrioshka element. Revisits a bit the determinism theme of "Story of your life", but the final message is somewhat kinder.
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 5 years ago
Well, I think that all in all I had a mixed reaction to this newest collection of short stories by Chiang. Some were pitch perfect. Others went on too long and just had a garbled message in my opinion. I still love how he talks about things such as fate, faith, love, and even touches upon how techno...
Aerin rated it 6 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 6 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 7 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...
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