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Ted Chiang

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Books by Ted Chiang
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling (2013)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This short story is split into two parts. The first is written by a technology journalist musing on the impact of a new technology (focused around improving our recall of past events), the second is a story within his story showing the impact of a missionary in early 20th Century...
The Lifecycle of Software Objects (2010)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: TLOSF has ideas for a dozen different sci-fi books on AI. It is so dense and replete with ideas that your head is going to buzz oddly after reading just a few pages in this short novella because you will need time to process Chiang's relentless but oddly structured imagination. A...
Exhalation (2000)
4.32 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: What appeared to be a very technical read at first turned out to be one of the finest and most mind-boggling science fiction short stories I have ever read. I felt so much pathos for the protagonist and his race that I couldn't help but shed a tear at the end. Only Ted Chiang can...
Hell is the Absence of God (2000)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Wow. It's certainly a new literary experience for me. If all those religious magic-realism stuff in Garcia Marquez's 'Hundred Years...' were to be compiled into one story universe and its logic followed to their conclusion, it would be the setting of this story. I liked the very ...
Understand (2006)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: 2.5Perhaps this short story would appeal more to those more of the sci-fi bend than I am. I liked it a lot at the beginning, but sort of started getting bored in the middle, though the ending was interesting.Some of the concepts explored were definitely intriguing, but a lot of ...
Die Hölle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes (2012)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Why only four stars? One reason - the story "The Story of Your Life". It's actually a good narrative yet IMO only someone with some linguistic knowledge can really dive into it. But if this is the case it's exciting. But even then - the mixing of a mother's recollection with the ...
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