Released on 19 June 2014.

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Stories of Your Life and Others

4.26 based on 20810 ratings & 2592 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

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
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