Stories of Your Life

and Others

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This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories plus the author's story notes and a cover that the author commissioned himself. Combining the precision and sc

This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories plus the author's story notes and a cover that the author commissioned himself. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar.

Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story, a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking What You See: A Documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.

Ted Chiang is one of the most celebrated science fiction authors writing today and is the author of numerous short stories, including most recently "Exhalation," which won the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Locus awards. He lives near Seattle.

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Ha scritto il 12/01/17
Questo libro è fantastico
Me lo ha opportunamente regalato Giovanni Francescio (il responsabile editoriale di Frassinellli che lo ha appena pubblicato). Ho cominciato a leggerlo prima di Natale e mi continuo a fermare. Perché è troppo fico, troppo pieno di idee, di cose fanta ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 16/03/16
Stories of Your Life could possibly be the most creative speculative stories I've ever read in my life. Many of the stories are immensely imaginative and thought-provoking; some are based on premises so ingenious that I wonder what else reside ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 12/02/15
SPOILER ALERT
Tower of Babylon
What if we really built the tower.

Understand
What if a med could replace damaged neurons with new and enhanced ones, potentially creating super-humans. Not the most original of the crop, still good stuff.

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Ha scritto il 14/11/13
Charmingly clever. Mr. Chiang picks an idea - an unusual legend, an obscure equation, a neglected physical principle - and builds a story on. Very human stories, very deep, sometime moving. When I finished many of these tales I whispered:- Oh, fuck ...Continua
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