Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Most Popular Foreign Short Fiction Nomination, 2010.

“Exhalation”, Ted Chiang, trans. by GENG Hui (Science Fiction World
Translation, Nov 2009)


5 out of 5

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tower of Babylon - Ted Chiang

GPI Nomination for best foreign short story, 2007.


3.5 out of 5

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

GPI Nomination for best foreign short story, 2010.


5 out of 5

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award for Best Translated Short Story 2009.


4 out of 5

Liking What You See: A Documentary - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award Nomination for Best Translated Short Story 2004.


4 out of 5

Hell Is the Absence of God - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award for Best Translated Short Story 2004.


3.5 out of 5

Seventy-two Letters - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award Nomination for Best Translated Short Story 2003.


3.5 out of 5

Story Of Your Life - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award for Best Translated Short Story 2002.


4.5 out of 5

Understand - Ted Chiang

Seiun Award Nomination for Best Foreign Short Story 1995.


4.5 out of 5

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wikipedia - Exhalation

Exhalation (story)
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"Exhalation"
Author Ted Chiang
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Published in Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication type Book
Publication date 2008

"Exhalation" is a science fiction short story by Ted Chiang. It was first published in 2008, in the anthology, "Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy", edited by Jonathan Strahan. It won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]
[edit] Plot summary

The story is epistolary in nature, taking the form of a scientist's journal entry. The scientist is a member of a race of air-driven mechanical beings. When it is realised that a number of clocks simultaneously appear to be running fast but they do not appear to be malfunctioning, the narrator decides to explore alternate explanations. The scientist carries out an experiment which confirms his worst fears.
[edit] Footnotes

1. ^ The LOCUS Index to SF Awards

[edit] External links

* Full text of story - PDF document at Night Shade Books.
* Audio podcast of the story published by Escape Pod.
* Exhalation by Ted Chiang at BestScienceFictionStories.com - A review of the story with resources for finding it.


3.5 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhalation_%28story%29

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
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"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate"
Author Ted Chiang
Language English
Genre(s) Fantasy short story
Published in The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
Publication type novelette
Publisher Subterranean Press
Publication date July 2007

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" is a fantasy novelette by Ted Chiang originally published in 2007 by Subterranean Press and reprinted in the September 2007 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It won the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette and the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.[1]
Contents
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* 1 Plot summary
* 2 See also
* 3 Footnotes
* 4 External links

[edit] Plot summary

The story follows Fuwaad ibn Abbas, a fabric merchant in the ancient city of Baghdad. It begins when he is searching for a gift to give a business associate and happens to discover a new shop in the marketplace. The shop owner, who makes and sells a variety of very interesting items, invites Fuwaad into the back workshop to see a mysterious black stone arch which serves as a gateway into the future, which the shop owner has made by the use of alchemy. Fuwaad is intrigued, and the shop owner tells him three stories of others who have traveled through the gate to meet and have conversation with their future selves. When Fuwaad learns that the shop keeper has another gate in Cairo that will allow people to travel even into the past, he makes the journey there to try and rectify a mistake he made twenty years earlier.
[edit] See also

Novikov self-consistency principle
[edit] Footnotes

1. ^ LOCUS Index to SF Awards

[edit] External links

* The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (full story read by James Campanella)
* The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate by Ted Chiang - a short review of the story at BestScienceFictionStories.com


4 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merchant_and_the_Alchemist%27s_Gate

Wikipedia - Hell Is the Absence Of God

Hell Is the Absence of God
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"Hell Is the Absence of God"
Author Ted Chiang
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Published in Starlight #3

"Hell Is the Absence of God" is a 2001 novelette by Ted Chiang, first published in Starlight #3; in 2002, the story won a Hugo Award,[1] a Nebula Award,[2] and a Locus Award.[3] It was also a finalist for the 2002 Theodore Sturgeon Award[4], and won the 2004 Seiun Award.[5]

"Hell Is the Absence of God" is set in a world where the existence of God, souls, and Hell are provable, and where miracles and angelic visitations are commonplace—albeit not necessarily benevolent: for instance, the protagonist's wife is killed by the collateral damage of an angel's presence, having been "hit by flying glass when the angel's billowing curtain of flame shattered the storefront window of the café in which she was eating. She bled to death within minutes." Chiang has explicitly stated that the story is "straight fantasy."[6]

Robert J. Sawyer has described "Hell Is the Absence of God" as the "best single SF story of 2002"[7]. Conversely, John C. Wright has described it as "trite antichristian propaganda".[8] Elf Sternberg has compared the novelette to C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce, saying that although Lewis is a supporter of God, Chiang is "far more ambivalent".[9]

It was reprinted in Chiang's 2002 anthology, Stories of Your Life and Others, in Year's Best Fantasy 2, and in Fantasy: The Best of 2001.
[edit] References

1. ^ "2002 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2002-hugo-awards/.
2. ^ "2003 Nebula Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus. http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Nebula2003.html.
3. ^ "News Log, July 2002". Locus Online. Locus. http://www.locusmag.com/2002/News/News07Log.html.
4. ^ Honors for Starlight 3 stories at Patrick Nielsen Hayden's official site
5. ^ 2004 Awards (Japanese)
6. ^ Ted Chiang interviewed at Infinity Plus
7. ^ Robert J. Sawyer, FictionWise Recommender at Fictionwise
8. ^ Review of Stories of Your Life and Others at Amazon.com
9. ^ Oh, what the harsh light of reason hath wrought: Elf Sternberg's Livejournal for January 11, 2006


4 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Is_the_Absence_of_God

Wikipedia - Story Of Your Life

Story of Your Life
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"Story of Your Life"
Author Ted Chiang
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Published in Starlight 2
Publication date 1998

"Story of Your Life" is a science fiction short story by Ted Chiang. It was the winner of the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novella as well as the 1999 Sturgeon award.[1] The major themes explored by this tale are determinism, language and an interesting take on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
Contents
[hide]

* 1 Plot summary
* 2 Awards
* 3 Footnotes
* 4 External links

[edit] Plot summary

Dr. Louise Banks is enlisted by the military to communicate with a race of radially-symmetrical aliens who initiated first contact with humanity. Woven through the story are remembrances of her daughter.

The heptapods have two distinct forms of language. Heptapod A is their spoken language which is described as having free word order and many levels of center-embedded clauses. Understanding Heptapod B, the written language of the aliens, is central to the plot. Unlike its spoken counterpart, Heptapod B has such complex structure that a single semagram cannot be excluded without changing the entire meaning of a sentence. When writing in Heptapod B the writer knows how the sentence will end. The phenomenon of Heptapod B is explained by the alien's understanding of mathematics and Fermat's Theory of Least Time. Dr. Banks's understanding of the heptapods' writing system affects the way she perceives time and suggests a deterministic universe where free will is exercised by not affecting the outcome of events.
[edit] Awards

* Winner of the 2000 Nebula for Best Novella
* Winner of the 1999 Sturgeon award
* Short listed for the 1999 Tiptree award
* Ranked 10th on the 1999 Locus poll for best novella
* Nominated for the 1999 Hugo Award for Best Novella
* Nominated for the 1999 HOMer award for best novella

[edit] Footnotes

1. ^ LOCUS Index to SF Awards

[edit] External links
Search Wikiquote Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ted Chiang

* Story of Your Life at BestScienceFictionStories.com - short story reviews and resources.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_Your_Life

Wikipedia - Tower of Babylon

Tower of Babylon (story)
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"Tower of Babylon"
Author Ted Chiang
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novelette
Published in Omni
Publication type Magazine
Publication date November 1990

"Tower of Babylon" is a science fiction novelette published in 1990 by Ted Chiang. It won the 1991 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and was nominated for the 1991 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[1]
[edit] Plot summary

The story follows a young miner from the town of Elam who ascends the tower of Babylon to help break through the vault of heaven. Along the way he sees many wonderous sights, uncovers mysteries of heaven and earth, and in the end finds them as inscrutable as ever.
[edit] Footnotes

1. ^ The LOCUS Index to SF Awards

[edit] External links
Search Wikiquote Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ted Chiang

* Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang at BestScienceFictionStories.com - A review of the story with resources for finding it.


3.5 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babylon_%28story%29

Wikipedia - Understand

Understand (story)
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"Understand"
Author Ted Chiang
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novelette
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date August 1991

"Understand" is a science fiction novelette published in 1991 by Ted Chiang. It was nominated for the 1992 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and won the 1992 Asimov’s Reader Poll.[1] The story has been recorded by Rashan Stone and broadcast as a four-part series on BBC Radio 7.
[edit] Plot summary

The story follows a man who is given an experimental drug to heal brain damage caused by anoxia after he nearly drowns. The drug regenerates his damaged neurons and has the unintended side effect of vastly improving his intellect and motor skills. As he gets smarter and smarter he is pursued by several government agencies and eventually receives a message from another super-smart test subject.
[edit] Footnotes

1. ^ The LOCUS Index to SF Awards

[edit] External links

* Understand - a novelette by Ted Chiang Read the story online at Infinity Plus.
* Understand by Ted Chiang at BestScienceFictionStories.com - A short review of the story with resources for finding it.


3.5 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understand_%28story%29

The Lifecycle of Software Objects - Ted Chiang

A forthcoming 30,000 word novella apparently.


Unseen.

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/2010/05/06/ted-chiang-the-lifecycle-of-software-objects-update/

What's Expected Of Us - Ted Chiang

Online story.


4 out of 5

http://www.concatenation.org/futures/whatsexpected.pdf

Understand - Ted Chiang

Online story.


4.5 out of 5

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/under.htm

Tower of Babylon - Ted Chiang

Online story.


3.5 out of 5

http://www.kobobooks.com/content/Stories-of-Your-Life-Others/sc-3aHB_4WOZUOUYPeShjR_CQ/page1.html?scRedirect=true#1

Seventy-two Letters - Ted Chiang

Online story.


3.5 out of 5

http://web.archive.org/web/20010802144026/http://www.tor.com/72ltrs.html

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

Online audio.


4 out of 5

http://cdn2.libsyn.com/starshipsofa/Ted_Chiang_The_Merchant_and_the_Alchemists_Gate.mp3

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

Online story.


4 out of 5

http://web.archive.org/web/20080302003522/http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/fiction/tc01.htm

Hell Is the Absence Of God - Ted Chiang

Online audio.


3.5 out of 5

http://media.rawvoice.com/podcastle/media.libsyn.com/media/podcastle/PC040_HellIsTheAbsenceOfGod.mp3

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Online audio.


5 out of 5

http://podcast.starshipsofa.com/podcast/StarShipSofa_BSFA_Nominee_Ted_Chiang.mp3

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Online story.


5 out of 5

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/Downloads/EXHALATION%20-%20Ted%20Chiang.htm

Division By Zero - Ted Chiang

Online story.


4 out of 5

http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/division/full/

Author Photograph - Ted Chiang

http://www.locusmag.com/2002/Issue08/chiang.jpg


4 out of 5

BBC Radio 7 - Ted Chiang

Did a version of Understand.


4.5 out of 5

http://www.sffaudio.com/?page_id=4811

Science, Language and Magic - Ted Chiang

An interview from Locus, in 2002.


4 out of 5

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8681530/Ted-Chiang-Interview

Fantastic Metropolis Interview - Ted Chiang

Who, apart from talking here about his excellent short stories, reveals he is a cackhander. If you like Chiang, you should find this pretty interesting.


4 out of 5

Fantastic Metropolis Interview - Ted Chiang
http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/chiang/1/

Indie Bound - Ted Chiang

Another interview with the master.


4 out of 5

Indie Bound - Ted Chiang
http://www.indiebound.org/author-interviews/chiangted

A Conversation With Ted Chiang - Ted Chiang

SF Site interview with Lou Anders, based on his then new collection.


4.5 out of 5

A Conversation With Ted Chiang - Ted Chiang
http://www.sfsite.com/09b/tc136.htm

Fictionwise - Ted Chiang

Have produced an edition of Hell Is the Absence of God.


3.5 out of 5

Tor - Ted Chiang

Produced the collection Stories of your Life and Others.


5 out of 5

Subterranean - Ted Chiang

Produced an edition of The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate.


4 out of 5

Fantastic Fiction Bibliography - Ted Chiang

Short, and not comprehensive in this case.


3 out of 5

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/ted-chiang/

Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang

A collection containing these stories :

Stories Of Your Life and Others : Tower of Babylon - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Understand - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Division by Zero - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Story of Your Life - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Seventy-two Letters - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : The Evolution of Human Science - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Hell Is the Absence of God - Ted Chiang
Stories Of Your Life and Others : Liking What You See: A Documentary - Ted Chiang


5 out of 5

Nebula Awards Interview - Ted Chiang

On the usual good stuff and failing to make a low budget horror movie.

4.5 out of 5


http://www.nebulaawards.com/index.php/interview/ted_chiang/

The Absence of God - Ted Chiang

On being an occasional writer and influences. From Infinity Plus.


4.5 out of 5

The Absence Of God - Ted Chiang
http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/inttchiang.htm

Starship Sofa Interview - Ted Chiang

The international man of mystery and his story writing super powers are revealed. Well done space couch man!


4.5 out of 5

Starship Sofa Interview - Ted Chiang
http://podcast.starshipsofa.com/podcast/StarShipSofa_No_88_Ted_Chiang.mp3mp3.mp3

Wikipedia.fr - Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang
Aller à : Navigation, rechercherTed Chiang

Ted Chiang en 2007, à la World Fantasy Convention

Activité(s) Nouvelliste
Naissance 1967
Port Jefferson, État de New York, États-Unis
Langue d'écriture Anglais américain
Genre(s) Science-fiction
Distinctions Prix Hugo
Prix Nebula
Prix Locus
Œuvres principales
La Tour de Babylone


Ted Chiang est un auteur américain de science-fiction, né en 1967 à Port Jefferson dans l'État de New York. Diplômé d'Informatique de la Brown Université de Providence (Rhode Island), Ted Chiang a suivi un stage à l'atelier d'écriture Clarion. Il vit aujourd'hui près de Seattle et travaille dans l'industrie informatique.

Ce jeune auteur est déjà enseveli sous les prix littéraires : La Tour de Babylone, la première nouvelle publiée par l'auteur, a reçu un prix Nebula ; L'histoire de ta vie a été récompensée par un autre Nebula et le prix Theodore Sturgeon ; Soixante-douze lettres a eu les honneurs du prix Sidewise ; L'enfer, quand Dieu n'est pas présent a reçu les prix Hugo, Nebula et Locus ; Le Marchand et la porte de l'alchimiste a reçu les prix Hugo et Nebula ; Exhalaison a reçu les prix Hugo et Locus.

Auteur rare, il n'a publié entre 1991 et 2002 qu'une dizaine de nouvelles, toutes au sommaire de Stories Of Your Life and others dont l'équivalent en français est La Tour de Babylone.
Recueils de nouvelles en français [modifier]
La Tour de Babylone, Denoël / Lunes d'encre 2006 - réédition éd. Gallimard, coll. Folio SF no 358, 2010, 412 pages (ISBN 978-2-07-040688-3) - Prix Bob-Morane 2007 dans la catégorie Nouvelles
Lien externe [modifier]
(en) Interview de Ted Chiang


3.5 out of 5

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Chiang

Seventy-two Letters - Ted Chiang

Hugo Award Nomination for Best Novella, 2001.


3.5 out 5

Story Of Your Life - Ted Chiang

Hugo Award Nomination for Best Novella, 1991.


4.5 out of 5

Understand - Ted Chiang

Hugo Award Nomination for Best Novelette 1992.


4.5 out of 5

Tower of Babylon - Ted Chiang

Hugo award nomination for Best Novelette, 1991.


3.5 out of 5

Wikiquote - Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang (born 1967) is an American speculative fiction writer. He has won a string of prestigious speculative fiction awards for his works, including multiple Hugo and Nebula awards.
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Sourced
Centuries of their labor would not reveal to them any more of Creation than they already knew. Yet through their endeavor, men would glimpse the unimaginable artistry of Yahweh's work, in seeing how ingeniously the world had been constructed. By this construction, Yahweh's work was indicated, and Yahweh's work was concealed.
Tower of Babylon; first appeared in Omni, 1990. [1]
The universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one causal and the other teleological.
Story of Your Life; first appeared in Starlight 2, 1998. [1]
What made it possible for me to exercise freedom of choice also made it impossible to know the future. Conversely, now that I know the future, I would never act contrary to that future. [...] Those who've read the Book of Ages never admit to it.
Story of Your Life; first appeared in Starlight 2, 1998. [1]
Just as seeing Heaven's light gave him an awareness of God's presence in all things in the mortal plane, so it has made him aware of God's absence in all things in Hell.
Hell Is the Absence of God; first appeared in Starlight 3, 2001. [1]
[edit]
References
↑ a b c d Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others (anthology), 2002, Tor, ISBN 0-765-30418-X


3.5 out of 5

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ted_Chiang

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Locus Award for best short story, 2009.


5 out of 5

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Locus Award for best short story, 2009.


5 out of 5

Exhalation - Ted Chiang

British Science Fiction Association Award for best short story, 2009.


5 out of 5

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

Hugo award for best novelette, 2008.


4 out of 5

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang

Nebula award for best novelette, 2008.


4 out of 5

Hell Is the Absence of God - Ted Chiang

Nebula Award for best novelette, 2003.


3.5 out of 5

Hell Is the Absence of God - Ted Chiang

Nebula Award for best novelette, 2003.


3.5 out of 5

Hell Is the Absence of God - Ted Chiang

Locus Award for best novelette, 2003.


3.5 out of 5

Seventy-two Letters - Ted Chiang

Sidewise award, Short Form, 2000.


3.5 out of 5

Story Of Your Life - Ted Chiang

Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 1999.


4.5 out of 5

John W Campbell 1992 - Ted Chiang

Award for best new writer.


5 out of 5

Tower of Babylon - Ted Chiang

Best Novelette, 1991.


3.5 out of 5

The Problem of the Traveling Salesman - Ted Chiang

Title: The Problem of the Traveling Salesman
Author: Ted Chiang
Year: 2008
Type: ESSAY
User Rating: This title has fewer than 5 votes. VOTE
Current Tags: None Add Tags

Publications:
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #23, November 2008, (Nov 2008, Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, publ. Small Beer Press, ISSN: 1544-7782, $5.00, 60pp, ebook, magazine)

Unseen.

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?999306

Letter to Science Fiction Eye 9 - Ted Chiang

Title: Letter (Science Fiction Eye #9)
Author: Ted Chiang
Year: 1991
Type: ESSAY
User Rating: This title has fewer than 5 votes. VOTE
Current Tags: None Add Tags

Publications:
Science Fiction Eye, November 1991, (Nov 1991, Stephen P. Brown, publ. Stephen P. Brown, $3.50, 105pp, quarto, magazine)


Unseen.

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?647345

Friday, May 21, 2010

ISFDB Bibliography - Ted Chiang

Legal Name: Chiang, Ted
Birthplace: Port Jefferson, New York, USA
Birthdate: 1967
Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Chiang
Interviews: Ted Chiang: The Absence of God
Biography: Bio:Ted Chiang
Bibliographic Comments: Author:Ted Chiang
Author Tags: to-read (1)
Novels
The Lifecycle of Software Objects [forthcoming: Jul 31 2010]
Collections
Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)
Chapterbooks
Hell Is the Absence of God (2002)
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (2007)
Exhalation (2009)
Shortfiction
Tower of Babylon (1990)
Division by Zero (1991)
Understand (1991)
Story of Your Life (1998)
Catching Crumbs from the Table (2000)
Seventy-Two Letters (2000)
The Evolution of Human Science (2000)
Hell Is the Absence of God (2001)
Liking What You See: A Documentary (2002)
What's Expected of Us (2005)
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (2007)
Exhalation (2008)
Essays
Letter (Science Fiction Eye #9) (1991)
Story Notes (Stories of Your Life and Others) (2000)
Story Notes (2003)
The Problem of the Traveling Salesman (2008)


http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Ted_Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stories of Your Life and Others

Author Ted Chiang
Original title Stories of Your Life and Others
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science Fiction short stories
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date 2002
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 333 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-7653-0418-X (first edition, hardback)
Dewey Decimal 813/.6



"Stories of Your Life and Others" is a collection of short stories by Ted Chiang originally published in 2002 by Tor Books.[1] It collects Chiang's first eight stories. All of the stories except "Liking What You See: A Documentary" were previously published individually elsewhere.
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Contents
"Tower of Babylon" (originally published in Omni) (Nebula Award winner)
"Division by Zero" (originally published in Full Spectrum 3)
"Understand" (originally published in Asimov's)
"Story of Your Life" (originally published in Starlight 2) (Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner)
"The Evolution of Human Science" (a.k.a. "Catching Crumbs from the Table") (originally published in Nature)
"Seventy-Two Letters" (originally published in Vanishing Acts) (Sidewise Award winner)
"Hell Is the Absence of God" (originally published in Starlight 3) (Hugo Award, Locus Award and Nebula Award winner)
"Liking What You See: A Documentary"
[edit]
References
^ "LIBRIS - Stories of your life and others". Libris. Retrieved 2009-12-20.


4 out of 5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stories_of_Your_Life_and_Others

Wikipedia - Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang at the 2007 World Fantasy Convention
Born 1967
Occupation Writer, technical writer
Nationality American
Period 1990—Present
Notable work(s) "Tower of Babylon" (1990)
"Story of Your Life" (1998)
Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)


Ted Chiang (born 1967) is an American speculative fiction writer. He was born in Port Jefferson, New York and graduated from Brown University with a Computer Science degree. He currently works as a technical writer in the software industry and resides in Bellevue, near Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate of the noted Clarion Writers Workshop (1989).

Although not a prolific author, having published only eleven short stories as of 2009, Chiang has to date won a string of prestigious speculative fiction awards for his works: a Nebula Award for "Tower of Babylon" (1990), the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992, a Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "Story of Your Life" (1998), a Sidewise Award for "Seventy-Two Letters" (2000), a Nebula Award, Locus Award and Hugo Award for his novelette "Hell Is the Absence of God" (2002), a Nebula and Hugo Award for his novelette "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" (2007), and a British Science Fiction Association Award, a Locus Award, and the Hugo Award for Best Short Story for "Exhalation" (2009).

Chiang turned down a Hugo nomination for his short story "Liking What You See: A Documentary" in 2003, on the grounds that the story was rushed due to editorial pressure and did not turn out as he had really wanted. [1]

Chiang's first eight stories are collected in Stories of Your Life and Others (1st US hardcover ed: ISBN 0-7653-0418-X; 1st US paperback ed.: ISBN 0-7653-0419-8). His novelette The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate was also published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

In a recent interview (May 19, 2008) [2], Chiang mentioned that he is currently writing a couple of new stories, with one being a novella that explores the theme of artificial intelligence. The novella is titled The Lifecycle of Software Objects and will be published by Subterranean Press in July 2010. [3]
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List of works
"Tower of Babylon" (Omni, 1990) (Nebula Award winner)
"Division by Zero" (Full Spectrum 3, 1991)
"Understand" (Asimov's, 1991)
"Story of Your Life" (Starlight 2, 1998) (Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner)
"The Evolution of Human Science" (a.k.a. "Catching Crumbs from the Table") (Nature, 2000)
"Seventy-Two Letters" (Vanishing Acts, 2000) (Sidewise Award winner)
"Hell Is the Absence of God" (Starlight 3, 2001) (Hugo Award, Locus Award and Nebula Award winner)
"Liking What You See: A Documentary" (Stories of Your Life and Others, 2002)
"What's Expected Of Us" (Nature, 2006)
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (Subterranean Press, 2007 and F&SF, 9/07) (Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award winner)
"Exhalation" (Eclipse 2, 2008) (BSFA winner, Locus Award for Short Story, 2009 Hugo Award winner)
The Lifecycle of Software Objects (Subterranean Press, July 2010)
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Collections
Stories of Your Life and Others (Tor, 2002) (Locus Award for Best Collection)
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External links Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang: Science, Language, and Magic Interview in the August 2002 issue of Locus Magazine
Review of his collection Stories of Your Life and Others, review by Jo Walton
Interview conducted by StarshipSofa.com
Interview conducted by Rani Graff.
Interview conducted by Lou Anders.
Interview conducted by Gavin J. Grant.
Ted Chiang at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Ted Chiang's online fiction at Free Speculative Fiction Online
Hidenori Watanave's illustrations for Ted Chiang (Hayakawa S-F magazine)


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