STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS by Ted Chiang

WHY I LIKE IT
Did you see the movie 'Arrival'? It was based on a wonderful short story written by Chiang and included in this book. And it's not even the best of the bunch. This is a great collection for fans of science fiction. But even if your don't care for the sci-fi genre get a copy and read the first story, "Tower of Babylon," an amazing and creative expansion on the story of the Tower of Babel.
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This marvelous collection by one of science fiction's most thoughtful and graceful writers belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in literary science fiction.

Collected here for the first time, Ted Chiang's award-winning stories--recipients of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Campbell, and Asimov awards--offer a feast of science, speculation, humanity, and lyricism. Standouts include "Tower of Babylon," in which a miner ascends the fabled tower in order to break through the vault of heaven; "Division by Zero," a precise and heartbreaking examination of the disintegration of hope and love; and "Story of Your Life," in which a linguist learns an alien language that reshapes her view of the world. Chiang has the gift that lies at the heart of good science fiction: a human story, beautifully told, in which the science is an expression of the deeper issues that the characters must confront. Full of remarkable ideas and unforgettable moments, Stories of Your Life and Others is highly recommended. --Roz Genessee

Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.

“Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless.” —Junot Díaz

Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.
Book Specifications
Release date: 2016-06-14
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 2016-06-14
Label: Vintage
Pages: 304
Edition: Reissue
ASIN: 1101972122
ISBN: 1101972122
Height: 800
Length: 520
Weight: 70
Width: 90
Product Group: Book