Stories of Your Life and Others

4.27 based on 15170 ratings & 1943 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 21.05.2015
ISBN: 9781447289234
Number of pages: 352

Synopsis

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.

With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose.
From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . . Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

In the media

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
I think Chiang is one of the great science fiction short story writers of all time . . . I get absorbed in things, I say "Hey, that's nifty," but it's not often these days that I have that "What? What? Wow!" experience. Chiang does it for me practically every time. There's no wonder he keeps winning awards-he really is just that good. I generally try not to simply burble incoherently that things are brilliant and you have to read them, but faced with stories this awesome, that's pretty much all I can do
Jo Walton, Tor.com
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