Released on 19 June 2014.

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Stories of Your Life and Others

4.26 based on 21450 ratings & 2654 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Here are eight astonishing science-fiction stories that explore the boundaries between science and religion, between determinism and our ability to choose, between words and the entities they describe. Here are stories of conceptual breakthrough … of making sense of the universe and our place in it.

‘What a pleasure it is to read Chiang … Can he be the best SF writer to come down the pike in the past thirty years? I honestly believe that he is’ Harry Harrison

‘Superb and thought-provoking. I could run out of superlatives trying to describe Chiang’s work. Stories of Your Life is the best collection of short stories, novellas and novelettes I have ever read … Ted Chiang will blow you away with this astonishing collection’ The Alien Online

In the media

United by a humane intelligence that speaks very directly to the reader, and makes us experience each story with immediacy and Chiang's calm passion
China Miéville, Guardian
The stories range widely in time, subject and style but are united by a patient but ruthless fascination with the limits of knowledge
Ed Park, Los Angeles Times
United by a humane intelligence that speaks very directly to the reader, and makes us experience each story with immediacy and Chiang's calm passion
China Miéville, Guardian