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.
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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 GenesseeAbout the Author:
Ted Chiang lives near Seattle, Washington.
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Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, New York, NY, 2002. Hard cover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. Good in good dust jacket. Jacket has edge wear, small tears, now in mylar. Text is clean and unmarked with tight binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Alibris.0008700
Buchbeschreibung Tor., NY:, 2002. 1st edition. HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Author's first book, which collects all of his short fiction up to this publication, a total of 8 stories, including one published here for the first time. Includes author's notes for each story. Remainder dot to the bottom of the page block. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31026
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. First printing, with full number line on copyright page. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Remainder dot to bottom edge. All else clean and unmarked, pages bright. Binding strong. Light edge wear. Rear flap has a vertical crease. Nice copy in near fine condition. Jacket now in fresh Mylar. Additional photos available upon request. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Chiang-3a
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Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Collectible: Like New. First Edition. First edition. 333pp. Black cloth with silver lettering. Fine in Fine unclipped dust jacket. An excellent copy of the sci-fi story collection that marks the first book publication of "Story of Your Life," which inspired the 2016 hit film Arrival. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 170604002
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Advance Uncorrected Proofs precede publication but with complete number line (0-9). Flat SIGNED on title page by Chiang with no inscription or dedication. Unmarked, extremely bright, extra tight, crisp unread copy in superb condition. This is an exceptional copy and is, perhaps, more rare than the hardback.No dust jacket as issued. Carefully bubble-wrapped and ships in sturdy box. Contains the story "Stories Of Your Life and Others," on which Academy award nominee "Arrival" is based. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4054