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Exhalation by Ted Chiang


Exhalation by Ted Chiang
May 07, 2019 | 368 Pages
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“Chiang is a master. . . . The Alice Munro of science fiction.”
“Ted Chiang is one of the best science fiction writers in the field today.”
—The Verge

“[Chiang] is so good that this book qualifies as an event.”

“Chiang produces deeply moving drama from fascinating first premises. . . . These stories are brilliant experiments, and his commitment to exploring deep human questions elevates them to among the very best science fiction.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“From Ted Chiang’s singular mind comes another innovative and mind-bending collection of short stories. With boundless empathy, curiosity, and wisdom, Chiang asks all the important questions that come with being human. Reading Exhalation is like standing outside on a clear, starry night. Chiang’s writing does what good writing should: make the universe feel both vast and small at the same time.”
—Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin

“Ted Chiang brings to science fiction both the refined human insight of the best contemporary literature and the shapeliness and resonance of myth. Stories of Your Life and Others has proven to be one of the finest collections of the last twenty years, and Exhalation, if anything, outdistances it. Surely the grace, lucidity, intensity, heart, and intelligence of these stories will allow them to endure.” —Kevin Brockmeier, author of The View From the Seventh Layer
“There’s so much excellence in the labyrinth of ideas in Exhalation—machines that question free will, AIs that challenge love, software that shapes memory—what truly astounds is the tenderness that pulses through each story like a heartbeat. When I read Ted Chiang, I am reminded not only of what might be, but what is: our own humanity, realized again and again through wonder, language, and empathy. He is not only at the top of his genre, but a true storyteller, and one of our most skilled and fascinating. I am so excited to live in a world where Ted Chiang is writing.”
—Aja Gabel, author of The Ensemble

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