Tag Archives: Ted Chiang

Four SF/Fantasy works that feature the Tower of Babel

Please tell me underneath which I have forgotten to add to this list. Tower of Babylon (1990) short story by Ted Chiang The only story on this list that shows the tower as being built. In Chiang’s head it is … Continue reading

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Ted Chiang – Exhalation (2019) Review

9/10 I started this collection with very high expectations. Years ago, when Ted Chiang’s first collection came out, Stories of Your Life and Others (2002), I was greatly impressed. I still consider it one of the best SF short story … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) Review

8.5/10 Dr. Banks (Amy Adams) is invited by Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to translate an alien language. While UFOs descend worldwide and humanity starts panicking, communication between countries breaks down. Communicating with the aliens becomes ever more pressing to understand … Continue reading

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2015: books read overview

Frustratingly, I haven’t read any books published in 2015. I have in my possession two books of 2015 (The Vorrh by B. Catling and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers) but I won’t get to … Continue reading

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Ted Chiang – Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

9/10 A collection of 9 superb short stories, representing 12 years of craftsmanship and imagination. Ted Chiang is a SF writer who almost never writes. Maybe once in a few years he produces a manuscript, and usually it is a … Continue reading

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