Stories of Your Life and Others

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Product Number: DD11915
Released: Feb 10, 2014
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ISBN: #9781452618821
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This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers listeners the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar. Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story (the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival), a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking What You See: A Documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.

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Author(s): Ted Chiang
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Ted Chiang
Narrator(s): Todd McLaren, Abby Craden
Product Number Z100088945
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452698823
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Author(s): Ted Chiang
Product Number EB00629177
Released: Dec 15, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781931520898

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