Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others

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Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon," won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimov's SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992. Story for story, he is the most honored young writer in modern SF.

Now, collected here for the first time are all seven of this extraordinary writer's stories so far-plus an eighth story written especially for this volume.

What if men built a tower from Earth to Heaven-and broke through to Heaven's other side? What if we discovered that the fundamentals of mathematics were arbitrary and inconsistent? What if there were a science of naming things that calls life into being from inanimate matter? What if exposure to an alien language forever changed our perception of time? What if all the beliefs of fundamentalist Christianity were literally true, and the sight of sinners being swallowed into fiery pits were a routine event on city streets? These are the kinds of outrageous questions posed by the stories of Ted Chiang. Stories of your life . . . and others.

Title:Stories of Your Life and Others
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780330426640
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    Stories of Your Life and Others Reviews

  • Cecily

    “Reading is nothing; comprehension is everything”. Sarah RichardsI read the title short story while away at a conference for technical writers. The quote above came from a presentation about trans...

  • Bradley

    Update: Saturday the 12th, November 2016I just watched the movie The Arrival and OMG it was amazing. :) :) :)I cried. Like, a lot. I had chills and sat on the edge of my seat and I was totally engaged...

  • Kevin Kelsey

    Posted at HeradasTed Chiang’s name continually comes up in lists of great short stories. He’s never written a novel, but his short fiction has won nearly every SF award that exists. 4 Nebulas, 4 H...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    I don't read very many short stories collection but after this one I feel like I now need to.This one contains the most mind bending and original sci-fi stories I've read in a while.My favorite what t...

  • Blake Crouch

    The greatest living short story writer in my humble opinion....

  • Kevin Kuhn

    Ted Chiang asks brilliant questions, of this there is no doubt.What if someone developed an undeniable proof that demonstrated that mathematics is unreliable? That everything we thought about geometry...

  • Apatt

    "Interfering Gremlin of GR" Alert!This review was originally of the anthology Stories of Your Life and Others, then recently I wrote a separate review for the individual story "Story of Your Life". To...

  • Adina

    3.5* for the 4 stories I readI am not the number 1 expert or fan of short stories so please take my review with a grain of salt. This is the first SF anthology that I read so I am basically a newbie i...

  • BlackOxford

    Loving ImperfectionsIf arithmetic were consistent, love could not exist. That is to say, if arithmetic were undeniably logical in its foundations, logic would rule the worild and love would be elimina...

  • Candi

    3.5 starsI don’t often read science fiction, and when I do, those I’ve chosen in the past are more appropriately labeled as speculative fiction. Stories that take place right here on our planet, s...