By: Ted Chiang
Location: FIC CHI
Genre: Short Stories -Science Fiction
put, this is the single best collection of short fiction (science
fiction or otherwise) that I have ever read. While my personal favorite
is "Hell is the Absence of God," each and every story has something
memorable, something original and something brilliant to offer. If you
have not experienced Mr. Chiang's warmly intelligent and scientific yet
emotional prose, then do yourself a favor and IMMEDIATELY go and get a
copy of this collection. You will be very glad you did. "- Stephen- Goodreads.com
Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon,"
won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimov's
SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon
Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. He won the
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992. Story for story, he
is the most honored young writer in modern SF.
here for the first time are all seven of this extraordinary writer's
stories so far-plus an eighth story written especially for this volume.
if men built a tower from Earth to Heaven-and broke through to Heaven's
other side? What if we discovered that the fundamentals of mathematics
were arbitrary and inconsistent? What if there were a science of naming
things that calls life into being from inanimate matter? What if
exposure to an alien language forever changed our perception of time?
What if all the beliefs of fundamentalist Christianity were literally
true, and the sight of sinners being swallowed into fiery pits were a
routine event on city streets? These are the kinds of outrageous
questions posed by the stories of Ted Chiang. Stories of your life . . .