Stories of Your Life and Others

by Ted Chiang

Book Reviews

  • More: + The Sciences of the Artificial + Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming (the first Norvig book, not the second) + Edward Abbey + The Sermon on the Mount + "The Starship and the Canoe" + Freeman DysonLink to Tweet
  • Many of these books had a transformative effect on me. I'll read something like Deschooling Society, be transformed; and then I meet someone else decades later who loved it, and we're both instantly in a club!Link to Tweet
  • Recently reread Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life" (for the fourth time, I think), and "Exhalation". It's such a joy to read him in real time. I suspect he's one of the great writers Apologies for the hyping, which I know can create unmet expectations. Still, I'm just blown awayLink to Tweet
  • @primary_alt he's amazing. probably my all-time favorite short-story/novella writer. Start with the collection Stories of Your Life and Others, which includes the story that Arrival is based onLink to Tweet
  • @zebulgar I've seen a few doing it -- definitely an interesting space. Which story? I love Chiang but I've only read a few stories in that collection (Understand, Story of Your Life, and Hell)Link to Tweet
  • Stories of Your Life And Others "Understand" is one of my favorite sci fi short stories. to Tweet
  • @Wan_Chainz “Understand” by Ted Chiang. It’s in his collection “The Story of Your Life” and others.Link to Tweet

About Book

Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon," won the Nebula Award for 1990. Now, collected for the first time, are all seven of this extraordinary writer's extraordinary stories--plus a new story written especially for this volume.