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Stories of Your Life and Others  by Ted Chiang  was the 64th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

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Reading period: Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014


How/Why was this book chosen: Tom chose it.

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Stories of Your Life and Others


Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos: Kick Off:  S&L 189  Wrap Up:

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted ChiangEdit

Here are eight astonishing science-fiction stories that explore the boundaries between science and religion, between determinism and our ability to choose, between words and the entities they describe. Here are stories of conceptual breakthrough ... of making sense of the universe and our place in it.


Contains the stories: "Tower of Babylon"  "Division by Zero"  "Understand" "Story of Your Life" "The Evolution of Human Science" "Seventy-Two Letters" "Hell Is the Absence of God"  "Liking What You See: A Documentary"

'What a pleasure it is to read Chiang ... Can he be the best SF writer to come down the pike in the past thirty years? I honestly believe that he is' "Harry Harrison"

'Superb and thought-provoking. I could run out of superlatives trying to describe Chiang's work. Stories of Your Life is the best collection of short stories, novellas and novelettes I have ever read ... Ted Chiang will blow you away with this astonishing collection' "The Alien Online"

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