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Stories of your life and others, Ted Chiang

Label
Stories of your life and others
Title
Stories of your life and others
Statement of responsibility
Ted Chiang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams. 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 readers 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, 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"--
  • "Stories of Your Life and Others is a collection of masterpieces and recently it has taken Hollywood by storm. The lead story in the collection will soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams, while another story has been optioned by Fox and is in development. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change. In the amazing and much-lauded "Story of Your Life, " a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her new knowledge of an alien language and its nonlinear structure. In "Liking What You See: A Documentary, " a clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicle a college's initiative to turn off the human ability to recognize beauty. In "Understand, " a young man has an amazing reaction to an experimental drug used to heal brain damage. In each story, with sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiang, Ted
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H53
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Label
Stories of your life and others, Ted Chiang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published: New York : Tor, ©2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tower of Babylon -- Understand -- Division by Zero -- Story of Your Life -- Seventy-Two Letters -- The Evolution of Human Science -- Hell is the Absence of God -- Liking What You See: A Documentary -- Story Notes
Control code
1651566
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781101972120
Lccn
2016001193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651566
  • (OCoLC)928119950
Label
Stories of your life and others, Ted Chiang
Publication
Note
"Originally published: New York : Tor, ©2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tower of Babylon -- Understand -- Division by Zero -- Story of Your Life -- Seventy-Two Letters -- The Evolution of Human Science -- Hell is the Absence of God -- Liking What You See: A Documentary -- Story Notes
Control code
1651566
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781101972120
Lccn
2016001193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651566
  • (OCoLC)928119950

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