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Exhalation

Exhalation

Author: Ted Chiang Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

`Will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.' Barack Obama, Summer Reading 2019 'A marvelous, astonishing collection that we would do well to read before the worlds it conjures are upon us. Urgently recommended.' - Alan Moore From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival - comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. 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 Also included are two previously unpublished stories: `Omphalos' and `Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'. In Exhalation, 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.

Exhalation

Exhalation

Author: Ted Chiang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

`Will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.' Barack Obama, Summer Reading 2019 'A marvelous, astonishing collection that we would do well to read before the worlds it conjures are upon us. Urgently recommended.' - Alan Moore From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival - comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. 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 previously unpublished stories: `Omphalos' and `Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'. In Exhalation, 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.

Arrival Film tie-in

Arrival Film tie-in

Author: Ted Chiang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose. From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the heavens above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . . Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Copies of Arrival will feature either Amy Adams or Jeremy Renner on the cover.

Tower of Babylon

Tower of Babylon

Author: Ted Chiang Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2016

A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' Selection Together with a crew of other miners and cart-pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth what lies beyond the vault of heaven. During his journey, Hillalum discovers entire civilizations of tower-dwellers on the towerthere are those who live inside the mists of clouds, those who raise their vegetables above the sun, and those who have spent their lives under the oppressive weight of an endless, white stratum at the top of the universe. ';Tower of Babylon' is a rare gema winner of the prestigious Nebula award, the first story Ted Chiang ever published, and the brilliant opening piece to Chiang's much-lauded first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, which is soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams. An ebook short.

Das wahre Wesen der Dinge

Das wahre Wesen der Dinge

Author: Ted Chiang Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2014

Der Grafiker Leon erwacht nach einem Unfall, und nichts ist, wie es vorher war: Von Albtraumen geplagt, muss er erkennen, dass die Arzte ein neuartiges Medikament erprobt haben, um sein beschadigtes Gehirn zu retten fur Leon beginnt eine Reise uber alle Grenzen menschlicher Erfahrung hinaus. Die Tierpflegerin Ana erhlt einen ungewhnlichen Auftrag: Sie soll digitale Wesen, die ber Bewusstsein und Empfindungen verfgen, als Erzieherin betreuen. Zunchst sind die Menschen entzckt von den sen Digis doch dann stellt ihre Existenz die Menschen vor immer komplexere Fragen. Ein Knopf und ein Lmpchen aus nicht viel mehr besteht das neue technische Spielzeug. Doch wer den Knopf drckt, fr den gert die Welt aus den Fugen. Denn nichts ist so tdlich wie ein Gedanke, den es eigentlich nicht geben drfte ... Mit seinen Geschichten erffnet uns Ted Chiang Welten, die in ihrer Konsequenz verblffend neu und zutiefst beunruhigend sind. Was passiert, wenn die Logik uns im Stich lsst? Wenn Schnheit nichts mehr bedeutet? Sind nichtmenschliche Gefhle weniger wert als menschliche? Nach Die Hlle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes macht der zweite Storyband des vielfach preisgekrnten US-amerikanischen Autors weitere Kostbarkeiten der SF endlich auch deutschen Lesern zugnglich.

Die Holle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes

Die Holle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes

Author: Ted Chiang Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

Geschichten, die ein ganzes Universum enthalten: Die Wahrheit uber den Turmbau zu Babel; der folgenreiche Erstkontakt mit einer auerirdischen Spezies; die Verzweiflung angesichts des Verlusts eines unersetzlichen Menschen; ein Zeitreiseabenteuer der anderen Art; und ein besturzender Ausflug an die Grenzen des wissenschaftlich Machbaren ... Kein anderer Science-Fiction-Autor hat in den letzten zwanzig Jahren auch nur ansatzweise so viel Begeisterung ausgelst wie Ted Chiang. Kein anderer Science-Fiction-Autor wurde fr ein so schmales Werk mit mehr Preisen ausgezeichnet. Nun liegt endlich auch auf Deutsch ein Auswahlband mit seinen Erzhlungen vor. - "e;Der Turmbau zu Babel"e; ("e;Tower of Babylon"e; / Omni, November 1990) Ausgezeichnet mit dem Nebula Award- "e;Geschichte deines Lebens"e; ("e;Story of Your Life"e; / Starlight 2, 1998) Ausgezeichnet mit dem Nebula Award und dem Sturgeon Award- "e;Die Hlle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes"e; ("e;Hell Is the Absence of God"e; / Starlight 3, 2001) Ausgezeichnet mit dem Nebula Award, dem Hugo Award und dem Locus Award- "e;Der Kaufmann am Portal des Alchemisten"e; ("e;The Merchant at the Alchemist's Gate"e; / Fantasy and SF, September 2007) Ausgezeichnet mit dem Nebula Award und dem Hugo Award- "e;Ausatmung"e; ("e;Exhalation"e; / Eclipse 2, 2008) Ausgezeichnet mit dem Hugo Award und dem Locus Award

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