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Includes 'Story of Your Life' the basis for the major motion picture Arrival starring Amy Adams Forest Whitaker Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis VilleneuveWith Stories of Your Life and Others his masterful first collection multiple award winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in itIncludes 'Story of Your Life' the basis for the major motion picture Arrival starring Amy Adams Forest Whitaker Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis VilleneuveWith Stories of Your Life and Others his masterful first collection multiple award winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in itIncludes 'Story of Your Life' the basis for the major motion picture Arrival starring Amy Adams Forest Whitaker Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis VilleneuveWith Stories of Your Life and Others his masterful first collection multiple award winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it


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    Like many others I suspect I bought this book after watching the excellent film Arrival and discovering that it was based on a short story by Ted Chiang in this collection I'd never heard of him before so I was coming to him cold not having any expectations just because the film was so goodThe collection is a mixed bunch but if one word can sum it all up it is this originalThis is a mixture of science fiction philosophy fantasy possibly metaphysics and probably other things that is not seen often enough The collection covers xenolinguistics OK we knew that because of Arrival golems and the kabbala mathematics religion It neatly weaves all these things and into stories that surprise and in combinations that you simply wouldn't expect to find Some stories are stronger than others but all are worth reading For example I loved Tower of Babylon but found the ending extremely predictable from very early on which was a little disappointing Division by Zero appealed to me as a mathematician by degreeIf you like your science fiction wide ranging and eclectic then this is the collection for you