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Old 12-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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Ted Chiang

If you haven't read his work you should. He's definitely one of the best contemporary SF short story writers. His "Story of Your Life" is one of my top favorite short stories for many years now. http://www.ime.usp.br/~jstern/miscel...l/Chiang98.pdf


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UNLESS you read science-fiction magazines, you probably have not have heard of Ted Chiang. He is not terribly prolific. His longest works are novellas of about 50,000 words, and he publishes one or two short stories every few years. But when he writes, the results are profound. His stories are perennial winners of the Locus and Nebula Awards—top prizes for science fiction and fantasy works in America. His readers are few, but they are devoted.

Mr Chiang's short story “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling”, available in the autumn issue of Subterranean Press Magazine, a genre-fiction quarterly, involves a journalist who investigates a futuristic gadget. Called "Remem", it is a tool that searches one's personal "lifelog" (a real-time account of one's life captured by a personal camera) and projects memories the moment they come to mind. It is like Google Glass, a continuous-filming camera and search engine rolled into one. Mr Chiang's narrator frets that having constant access to past events will take away his power to forget, and so to forgive.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Yes. And I'll add, please consider this even if you don't think of yourself as an "SF reader".
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Impressed by the strong reviews on Amazon for this book. Just purchased.
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I read his collection, The Stories of Your Life, about a month ago, and it was easily one of my top reads for 2013. His stories actually gave me a sense of wonder, something I haven't felt for awhile from SciFi.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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If you haven't read his work you should. He's definitely one of the best contemporary SF short story writers. His "Story of Your Life" is one of my top favorite short stories for many years now. http://www.ime.usp.br/~jstern/miscel...l/Chiang98.pdf

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I was coincidentally rereading this last night. I love the short "Understand" in that book so much I was he'd write a full on book with the same characters. Then I'd like to see it stretched out in a TV series on par with Breaking Bad or Sherlock Holmes. In a perfect world.
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Damn you guys! I am already over budget and searching for stories of your life and others. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be available as ebook.

This link shows a few other online stories and podcasts:
http://www.freesfonline.de/authors/Ted_Chiang.html
Hopefully it does not violate any copyrights.

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Old 01-10-2014, 07:27 AM   #8
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Damn you guys! I am already over budget and searching for stories of your life and others. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be available as ebook.
Well Amazon has it. Just bought it.

http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Your-L...rds=ted+chiang

But you are right, the Reading Recommendations thread can be costly.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:47 AM   #9
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I was coincidentally rereading this last night. I love the short "Understand" in that book so much I was he'd write a full on book with the same characters. Then I'd like to see it stretched out in a TV series on par with Breaking Bad or Sherlock Holmes. In a perfect world.
The story Understand was what the movie Limitless wanted to be.

For anyone interested, you can read Chiang's story, The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate for free here.
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Ted Chiang's second short story collection Exhalation is coming in May 2019:.

It looks like it will collect the stories published since Stories of Your Life and Others plus two new ones.
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It will be nice to have to have them together ... but I really hope there are some new ones too! You said two new ones ... why didn't I see that before.

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He is quite simply exceptional. I don't know of anyone else who writes like him at the moment. His stories often present very challenging aspects of science in a very unique and thought provoking way and raise some sometimes uncomfortable issues.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:24 AM   #13
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I don't envy the pressure. Maybe that's why we see so little from him: the expectations on him to match or better the originality and inspiration of the past must be a rather daunting.
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