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Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

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Description:

This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers listeners the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar. Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story (the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival), a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking What You See: A Documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd McLaren, Abby Craden

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:12