Stories of Your Life and Others

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Pan Macmillan, May 21, 2015 - Science fiction, American - 352 pages
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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This is a collection of eight short stories. As is usually the case in such collections, some are better than others. In this instance, I found a couple to be VERY good, while a few others to be ... Read full review

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I was really hoping I would love this, and I just didn't really like any of the stories. I think I didn't enjoy the writing style at all, and felt detached from every narrative. There were some really ... 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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