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Exhalation, Ted Chiang

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Exhalation
Title
Exhalation
Statement of responsibility
Ted Chiang
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. 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 brand-new 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
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Summary
A long-awaited latest collection by the <I>Arrival<I>-inspiring author of "The Story of Your Life" explores revelatory ideas and second chances in such tales as, "In the Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," "Exhalation" and "The Lifecycle of Software Objects."
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10775886
Cataloging source
SALS
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Chiang, Ted
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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Scientists
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Exhalation, Ted Chiang
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf..., New York"--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
The Merchant and the Alchemist's gate -- Exhalation -- What's expected of us -- The lifecycle of software objects -- Dacey's patent automatic nanny -- The truth of fact, the truth of feeling -- The great silence -- Omphalos -- Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom
Control code
000065278324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529014518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086661551
Label
Exhalation, Ted Chiang
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf..., New York"--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
The Merchant and the Alchemist's gate -- Exhalation -- What's expected of us -- The lifecycle of software objects -- Dacey's patent automatic nanny -- The truth of fact, the truth of feeling -- The great silence -- Omphalos -- Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom
Control code
000065278324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529014518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086661551

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