Stories of your life and others / Ted Chiang.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
1 current hold with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|APLS-Decatur||SFPB CHI (Text)||34207002019314||Adult Fiction - Science Fiction PB||Available||-|
|Rochester Library||SFFN CHI (Text)||33187004086910||Scifi/fantasy - R||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781101972120 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1101972122 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 281 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Vintage Books edition.
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2016.
|General Note:|| "Originally published: New York : Tor, c2002" -- Verso title page.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Tower of Babylon -- Understand -- Division by zero -- Story of your life -- Seventy-two letters -- The evolution of human science -- Hell is the absence of God -- Liking what you see: a documentary.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar. [This book] presents characters who must confront sudden change--the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens--while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story, a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking what you see: a documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder"-- Provided by publisher.
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