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Publisher Description

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER


Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories—two being published for the very first time—all from the mind of the incomparable Ted Chiang.

Tackling some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine, these stories will change the way you think, feel, and see the world. They are Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic, revelatory.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

missxsr ,

Great stories

I love these stories and can’t wait to read more

G.21Romero ,

Amazing Stories

All somehow following certain themes but definitely bring up very specific philosophical questions that kept my group talking for hours for every section. My favorite and personally the best kind of sci-fi takes.

Prairie_Dog ,

A Smorgasbord of Great Stories

Each of the stories in Ted Chiang’s newest collection “Exhalation” is an answer to that classic science fictional question “What If?”...

The first is almost a Arabian Nights flavored fantasy tale about time travel, but the rest are more like traditional science fiction. Each was previously published in diverse places. Like many collections, some will be more interesting to a particular reader than others. However, I think it is a testament to Mr. Chiang’s skill as a writer that all of these stories were really well crafted, and made me think about the story for a while after finishing each one.

There are stories about the growing pains of software-based AI that live in a virtual world, and about pneumatic powered life forms who discover that entropy will increase. There is even a story about what the universe would actually look like if young-earth creationism was real.

The author provides a nice afterward that tells the history of the stories, and of his thought process in writing them. Definitely a collection worth reading!

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