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Exhalation

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by Ted Chiang

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Exhalation by Ted Chiang
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    May 2019, 368 pages

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Somewhere between science fiction and philosophy, these short stories confront humanity's past and future.

Exhalation is an assemblage of nine short stories and novellas written by Ted Chiang, a computer scientist, and technical and fiction writer. He published his first book, Stories of Your Life and Others in 2002. Nearly two decades later, he brings a new set of stories to readers, with fresh, visionary ideas and sensitive, sympathetic characters.

Although they are firmly planted in science fiction, Chiang's stories lack the staleness that can sometimes accompany over-done plots and themes in this genre. Instead, he approaches each story with care and intention, piecing together little capsules of narrative that are equally innovative, cerebral and wise. Some of the stories' premises are absolutely bizarre, while others come eerily close to encroaching on the "real world." Yet, they all have some degree of familiarity to them, either from characters who experience universal emotions, or...

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