Exhalation: Stories

ISBN9781101947883
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 7, 2019
Pages368
AuthorTed Chiang
FormatHardcover
Weight0.54 Kg.
Height8.6 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Exhalation: Stories

Ted Chiang

Hardcover

May 7, 2019

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others—the basis for the Academy Award–nominated science fiction film Arrival: a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction.

"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."

In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.

In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.

Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.

Get Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

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Ted Chiang

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ISBN9781101947883
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 7, 2019
Pages368
AuthorTed Chiang
FormatHardcover
Weight0.54 Kg.
Height8.6 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others—the basis for the Academy Award–nominated science fiction film Arrival: a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction.

"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."

In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.

In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.

Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.

Get Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“Illuminating, thrilling. . . . Like such eclectic predecessors as Philip K. Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., Jorge Luis Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, China Miéville, and Kazuo Ishiguro, Chiang has explored conventional tropes of science fiction in highly unconventional ways. . . . Individual sentences possess the windowpane transparency that George Orwell advocated as a prose ideal. . . . It is both a surprise and a relief to encounter fiction that explores counterfactual worlds like these with . . . ardor and earnestness. . . . Human curiosity, for Chiang, is a nearly divine engine of progress.”

– Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker

“Ted Chiang’s stories are lean, relentless, and incandescent.”

– Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

“Chiang’s long-awaited second collection. . .continues to explore emotional and metaphysical landscapes with precise and incisive prose. . . . Chiang remains one of the most skilled stylists in sf, and this will appear to genre and literary-fiction fans alike.”

– Booklist (starred review)