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Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

Posted by JayJay on 7-06-2019, 01:17 @ English eBooks
Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang
Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others—the basis for the Academy Award –nominated film Arrival—comes a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. These are tales that tackle some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only Ted Chiang could imagine.
In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.
Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.

The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate
What’s Expected of Us
The Lifecycle of Software Objects
Dacey’s Patent Automatic Nanny
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling
The Great Silence
Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom

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