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Exhalation, Ted Chiang

Label
Exhalation
Title
Exhalation
Statement of responsibility
Ted Chiang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 this fantastical and elegant collection, 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
Member of
Cataloging source
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 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Label
Exhalation, Ted Chiang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 -- Story Notes -- Acknowledgments
Control code
on1043306168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781101947883
Lccn
2018030957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043306168
Label
Exhalation, Ted Chiang
Publication
Copyright
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 -- Story Notes -- Acknowledgments
Control code
on1043306168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781101947883
Lccn
2018030957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043306168

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