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Exhalation From an award winning science fiction writer whose short story The Story of Your Life was the basis for the Academy Award nominated movie Arrival , the long awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short storiesThis much anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters 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 the temptation of second chances In the epistolary Exhalation, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality And in The Lifecycle of Software Objects, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being Also included are two brand new stories Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth What is the nature of the universe What does it mean to be human and ones that no one else has even imagined And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion. Free Download [ Exhalation ] author [ Ted Chiang ] – eiyo.us

    15 thoughts on “New Download Books ExhalationAuthor Ted Chiang – eiyo.us


  1. says:

    4.5 starsA must for any Ted Chiang s fan Only two new stories, but really strong ones, and, of course, it s always a pleasure to reread Chiang s old stories.


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    There s a lot to love about Ted Chiang s short stories and that s all here to love in this collection He creates amazing worlds, sometimes close to the ones we know and sometimes drastically different Once he s transported the reader into that world he isn t content to just let you look around and enjoy the novelty, he s going to dive into the deepest moral and philosophical questions that world presents And, in a collection of Chiang stories, you get to move from world to world, question to There s a lot to love about Ted Chiang s short stories and that s all here to love in this collection He creates amazing worlds, sometimes close to the ones we know and sometimes drastically different Once he s transported the reader into that world he isn t content to just let you look around and enjoy the novelty, he s going to dive into the deepest moral and philosophical questions that world presents And, in a collection of Chiang stories, you get to move from world to world, question to question, so that the depth and breadth of the worlds and questions presented is its own pleasure.I don t want to say much about these stories because the surprise is part of the joy There is time travel, parallel universes, artificial intelligence, and even religion But ultimately there is the human condition, although in Chiang s worlds it can extend well beyond just the human element I sailed through this, savoring the s...


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    3.5 An excellent, varied collection, one that made me think I should readshort science fiction Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom was definitely my favourite It imagines a world not much different from our own, except for the ubiquity of prisms These are devices which allow a person to communicate with their parallel self or paraself in an alternate dimension or branch , which is seemingly created by the activation of the prism itself There s a lot going on, from a prism store 3.5 An excellent, varied collection, one that made me think I should readshort science fiction Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom was definitely my favourite It imagines a world not much different from our own, except for the ubiquity of prisms These are devices which allow a person to communicate with their parallel self or paraself in an alternate dimension or branch , which is seemingly created by the activation of the prism itself There s a lot going on, from a prism store manager scamming customers out of their savings with the help of his paraselves to the addition of Dana, a therapist who helps those with prism use problems, and who is troubled by a misstep from her own past but it works The protagonist, Nat, might be the most complex character in the whole book, and the story isn t even all about her I loved the scenes with Dana and her clients, and...


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    More like 3 and a half stars I remember loving his first collection but perhaps my memory has gilded over the rough edges the clumsy dialogue and clumsy characterization and clumsy moralizing, which are all in evidence here The grasps toward poignancy end up cold and aloof, a common problem with hard science fiction Clumsy is the best description which is a shame Still, worth reading.EDIT my initial thoughts expanded I read Ted Chiang s first collection of stories before this blog, when More like 3 and a half stars I remember loving his first collection but perhaps my memory has gilded over the rough edges the clumsy dialogue and clumsy characterization and clumsy moralizing, which are all in evidence here The grasps toward poignancy end up cold and aloof, a common problem with hard science fiction Clumsy is the best description which is a shame Still, worth reading.EDIT my initial thoughts expanded I read Ted Chiang s first collection of stories before this blog, when I was in university the first time, and I found it a mind blowing experience poignant, intriguing, beautiful, delicate, thoughtful My memory must have ...


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    Exhalation Stories was my most anticipated book release of the year, the long awaited second collection by the perhaps most highly decorated SFF writer ever seriously on average, Chiang releases a short story every two years, and is seemingly incapable of publishing one without it being nominated for the genre s top awards , a full seventeen years after his first one, Stories of Your Life and Others.This book collects nine stories, two of which Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom Exhalation Stories was my most anticipated book release of the year, the long awaited second collection by the perhaps most highly decorated SFF writer ever seriously on average, Chiang releases a short story every two years, and is seemingly incapable of publishing one without it being nominated for the genre s top awards , a full seventeen years after his first one, Stories of Your Life and Others.This book collects nine stories, two of which Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom are previously unpublished works As ...


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    Review so far based on the following The Merchant and the Alchemist s Gate 4 5 Wonderful, novel time travel tale told withrichness, and deeper characterizations than Chiang s typical storytelling.Exhalation 4 5 This brilliant introspective story about life and the nature of the universe seems to take a page from Asimov s classic The Gods Themselves.The Lifecycle of Software Objects 5 5 An amazing story examining so many fascinating issues surrounding the formation and evolution of tr Review so far based on the following The Merchant and the Alchemist s Gate 4 5 Wonderful, novel time travel tale told withrichness, and deeper characterizations than Chiang s typical storytelling.Exhalation 4 5 This brilliant introspective story about life and the nature of the universe seems to take a page from Asimov s classic The Gods Themselves.The Lifecycle of Software Objects 5 5 An amazing story examining so many fascinating issues surrounding the formation and evolution of true, multi dimen...


  8. says:

    Really thought provoking collection, definitely ones I ll revisit Full review to come


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    The whole collection is good really good but two stories in particular are up there with the best sci fi I have ever read Exhalation hands down brilliant and Omphalos bordering on genius Ever since I devoured Stanis aw Lem s complete works in Russian translations a quarter of a century ago, reading science fiction has been tinged with something like routine disappointment Very few things are as good as Lem at his finest which is at least 30% of Lem Chiang s Exhalation and The whole collection is good really good but two stories in particular are up there with the best sci fi I have ever read Exhalation hands down brilliant and Omphalos bordering on genius Ever since I devoured Stanis aw Lem s complete works in Russian translations a quarter of a century ago, reading science fiction has been tinged with something lik...


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    Given Ted Chiang produces approximately one story every two years, I really shouldn t have devoured his second collection less than two years after finishing the first But set against that, I did manage to blag an advance copy, which always whets the appetite to take advantage of the early start Plus, as per the stereotype of my people, I am very greedy Inevitably, one can only read Chiang for the first time once though that s the sort of concept out of which he might well get a story , so t Given Ted Chiang produces approximately one story every two years, I really shouldn t have devoured his second collection less than two years after finishing the first But set against that, I did manage to blag an advance copy, which always whets the appetite to take advantage of the early start Plus, as per the stereotype of my people, I am very greedy Inevitably, one can only read Chiang for the first time once though that s the sort of concept out of which he might well get a story , so this doesn t have quite the same WHOA effect as Stories Of Your Life And Others On top of which, you know that ward against bad adaptations, the idea that they can t damage the book which still exists in its original form I m not ...


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    Space battles are fun However, if you really want to dig your nails into how science and technology will change humanity as we know it, which is how I like my science fiction, this is where you want to be looking Ted Chiang s previous short story collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, is exemplary of the kind of philosophical questions that science fiction poses and explores And if you have read Stories of Your Life and Others and wantstories like that, his latest collection, Exha Space battles are fun However, if you really want to dig your nails into how science and technology will change humanity as we know it, which is how I like my science fiction, this is where you want to be looking Ted Chiang s previous short story collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, is exemplary of the kind of philosophical questions that science fiction poses and explores And if you have read Stories of Your Life and Others and wantstories like that, his latest collection, Exhalation, is yet another tour de force I mean, sure, like every other short story collection, there are stories that didn t work for me However, Exhalation really only has one outright dud for me The Lifecycle of Software Objects is the longest story in the collection, but it doesn t have the same emotional resonance as many of Chi...


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    I was blown away by this collection It s poignant, thought provoking and beautifully written all while being entertaining and timely sci fi I had heard of Ted Chiang through the adaptation of one of his stories Arrival and I was intrigued by his use of hard science and philosophy in the short story format, this new collection only builds on his reputation as the giant in this genre.The book is full of great stories, ranging in topics from free will to the nature of our memories His ideas ar I was blown away by this collection It s poignant, thought provoking and beautifully written all while being entertaining and timely sci fi I had heard of Ted Chiang through the adaptation of one of his stories Arrival and I was intrigued by his use of hard science and philosophy in the short story format, this new collection only builds on his reputation as the giant in this genre.The book is full of great stories, ranging in topics from free will to the nature of our memories His ideas are so unique but it s the way he writes and explores these topics that is the main thing I enjoyed in his stories At times his writing reads that beautiful poetry, stringing sentences together so well you stop to admire them You would think with the stories being designed this way he would gloss over the science elements of the story that they hinge on but he doesn t, not in any of thes...


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    At the end of last year two prominent SF reviewers were commenting on upcoming books and the awards they might garnish One of them said Well, at least we know who will win everything in the single author collection category Ted Chiang s second collection comes out in 2019 I am quite certain that he will be proven correct.I just finished the collection I had read most of the stories when they appeared, but reading them all at once took my breath away They are so intellectually and morally At the end of last year two prominent SF reviewers were commenting on upcoming books and the awards they might garnish One of them said Well, at least we know who will win everything in the single author collection category Ted Chiang s second collection comes out in 2019 I am quite certain that he will be proven co...


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    3.5 StarsScience fiction is not a favorite of mine and I tend to struggle while reading it This anthology of 9 short stories range from enthralling to confusing for me I wanted to give them a fair chance though and have never read any of Ted Chiang s work before I t...

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