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Collected here for the first time, Ted Chiang's award-winning stories--recipients of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Campbell, and Asimov awards--offer a feast of science, speculation, humanity, and lyricism. Standouts include "Tower of Babylon," in which a miner ascends the fabled tower in order to break through the vault of heaven; "Division by Zero," a precise and heartbreaking examination of the disintegration of hope and love; and "Story of Your Life," in which a linguist learns an alien language that reshapes her view of the world. Chiang has the gift that lies at the heart of good science fiction: a human story, beautifully told, in which the science is an expression of the deeper issues that the characters must confront. Full of remarkable ideas and unforgettable moments, Stories of Your Life and Others is highly recommended. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is worth buying just to read 'Story of Your Life," which is just haunting. I can't say why I connect so much to this story, but it tears me apart and builds me back up each... Read morePublished 19 months ago by morgan1824
I only just finished reading this book on my Kindle. I was in awe as I read these stories. First, they are excellent, but in addition, they are incredibly well written. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2011 by CJClink
Possibly the best collection of SHORT science fiction that I have ever read! All of the stories are engrossing and intellectually stimulating.Published on Feb. 19 2004
As I get older, it is less and less often that I find a book that really grabs my attention, that is pure joy to read from cover to cover. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003 by AR
Chiang's ability to take one aspect of our world or from our history and twist slightly and let the rest of the world follow, without forcing it, creates some of the most driving,... Read morePublished on April 20 2003 by Bill F
--Tower of Babylon, 1990. Nebula.
--Division by Zero, 1991.
--Story of Your Life, 1998. Nebula, Sturgeon.
--Seventy-Two Letters, 2000. Read more
I picked up Ted Chiang's "Stories of Your Life and Others" after reading a few synopses of the stories within. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2003 by Clayton E Kroh
(WARNING! I am a science-fiction writer in economic competition with Mr. Chiang. All my gripes must be taken with a grain of salt. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003 by John C. Wright