Stories of Your Life and Others

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Pan Macmillan, May 21, 2015 - Science fiction, American - 352 pages
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With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose. From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . . Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

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STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS

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First collection for multiple award-winner Chiang. Of the eight pieces here, seven (1990-2001) are more or less famous; the other is original to this volume. Assuming that "The Tower of Babylon" rose ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Ted Chiang was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and currently lives outside Seattle, Washington. In 1990 he won the Nebula Award for his first published story, "Tower of Babylon". Following this triumph, his stories have won him numerous other awards, making him one of the most honoured writers in contemporary SF.

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