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Exhalation: Stories

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Exhalation: Stories

By  Ted Chiang
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Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” —Barack Obama, via Facebook

"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.

Ted Chiang’s fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and has been featured in The Best American Short Stories. His debut collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, has been translated into twenty-one languages. He was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and currently lives near Seattle, Washington.

Abby says: I haven't picked up a short story collection in a while, and this one made me realize how much I've been missing out on. Exhalation is, simply put, masterful. I loved that the format was forgiving in allowing me to pick it up and put it down, but I ended up reading story after story anyway just because I loved them that much.

ISBN: 9781101947883

ISBN-10: 9781101947883

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 05/07/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/07/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Short Stories (single author)

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies

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