[PDF KINDLE] Stories of Your Life and Others By Ted Chiang

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  • Stories of Your Life and Others
  • Ted Chiang
  • French
  • 13 August 2018
  • 9782070406883

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Stories of Your Life and Others Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A Babylone la construction de la tour touche à sa fin On va bientôt atteindre la voûte du ciel et découvrir les secrets de Jéhovah Une mathématicienne aurait trouvé une démonstration capable de mettre à mal les mathématiues sa vie de couple et sa vie tout c. Posted at HeradasTed Chiang s name continually comes up in lists of great short stories He s never written a novel but his short fiction has won nearly every SF award that exists 4 Nebulas 4 Hugos John W Campbell Locus and on and on He s greatly admired among authors and almost entirely unknown by most readers I ve heard him referenced as an inspiration by several authors that I enjoy reading Specifically Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham who collectively write the Expanse series under the pseudonym James S A Corey cite him as the best SF writer I figured I should probably do myself a service and check this collection out After reading it I have to agree that his writing is mind blowing High concept science fiction that is grounded heavily in the real world A writer of ideas Every single story is incredibly uniue tonally diverse and powerful in different ways If the uality among these 8 stories wasn t at such a consistently high level I d say that Chiang was merely a ghostwriting team comprised of 8 different authors all exceptionally talented each with different interests politics and prose styles Every story genuinely feels like it could be penned by a different author I ve never come across a creative powerhouse like this guy He impressed the hell out of me with every sentenceTower of Babylon 55Killer story The Old Testament cosmology was especially fun to hear described passing beyond the moon sun and stars etc A telling of the construction and journey up the tower of Babylon and what lies beyond the vault of heaven Blew my mind right open Seriously creative I get why it won all kinds of awardsUnderstand 55Again with the uniue approach to storytelling While reading this one I started realizing how some of these concepts have clearly influenced other stories Most obviously the movie Limitless and the Max Barry novel Lexicon I particularly liked how the language and vocabulary of the story evolves as the protagonist s intelligence and recall increasesDivision By Zero 45An examination of loss of belief mental illness suicide and math What happens when everything you ve worked for in your life every kind of order that you ve relied on is suddenly incorrect Story of Your Life 65Stop what you re doing now and read this This is the absolute best short story I have ever read Chiang s grasp on the English language is deeply integrated into the story itself causality and omniscience It s insanely good This was the basis for the Denis Villeneuve film Arrival Seventy Two Letters 35Interesting concepts but storywise it was a little boring The power of language to shape action and perception Reminded me a lot of early 50s Asimov All conceptual not much character developmentThe Evolution of Human Science 35Interesting and extremely short little tale about a scientific understanding breaking down between regular humans and meta humans Conceptually cool but too short to really be that interesting Hell is the Absence of God 55The moral of the story God is a maniacal motherfucker who doesn t give a shit about humans and you should love him unconditionally This one was a real brain twister I loved itLiking What You See A Documentary 55Advertisers elective localized brain damage culture jamming politics coming of age concepts of beauty love relationships This was terrific and heavily subversive Fifth Avenue Uptown Tale Blazers you ve worked for in The Children of Willesden Lane Beyond the Kindertransport A Memoir of Music Love and Survival your life every kind of order that Nee Naw Real Life Dispatches From Ambulance Control you ve relied on is suddenly incorrect Story of Your Life 65Stop what Hide and Seek you re doing now and read this This is the absolute best short story I have ever read Chiang s grasp on the English language is deeply integrated into the story itself causality and omniscience It s insanely good This was the basis for the Denis Villeneuve film Arrival Seventy Two Letters 35Interesting concepts but storywise it was a little boring The power of language to shape action and perception Reminded me a lot of early 50s Asimov All conceptual not much character developmentThe Evolution of Human Science 35Interesting and extremely short little tale about a scientific understanding breaking down between regular humans and meta humans Conceptually cool but too short to really be that interesting Hell is the Absence of God 55The moral of the story God is a maniacal motherfucker who doesn t give a shit about humans and A Mothers Duty you should love him unconditionally This one was a real brain twister I loved itLiking What You See A Documentary 55Advertisers elective localized brain damage culture jamming politics coming of age concepts of beauty love relationships This was terrific and heavily subversive

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Stories of Your Life and Others Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ale des oeuvres de l'auteur entre 1990 et 2002 Huit textes d'une puissance inégalée lauréats pour la plupart des principaux prix du genre Hugo Nebula Theodore Sturgeon Sidewise Huit occasions de découvrir le talent d'un nouveau grand de la science fiction mondial. This is a story of love and the devastating conseuences of realising one s love object is not as perfect as one thoughtThe opening paragraph reads like a maths textbook and the second is set in a psychiatric hospital Don t let either put you off I married a man with a maths degree and our child is now at university studying theoretical physics that is practically maths but I am primarily a words person This gave me a wonderful peek at the joy that can be found in numbers and patterns theoretical and also physical as well as the psychological risks As a child of seven Renee had been spellbound at discovering the perfect suares in the smooth marble tiles of the floor A single one two rows of two three rows of three the tiles fit together in a suare No matter which side you looked at it from ti came out the same And than that each suare was bigger than the last by an odd number of tiles It was an epiphany The conclusion was necessary it had a rightness to it confirmed by the smooth cool feel of the tiles And the way the tiles were fitted together she had shivered at the precision She devoted her life to maths was happy and successful until she made a discovery that was like a theologian proving that there was no God How to find meaning life after that And don t say 42The mathematical ideas relevant to the story were explained clearly enough that I think I understood them sufficiently If you want to delve deeper Mark H recommended this though I confess it went above my head For other stories in the collection Stories of Your Life see my review HEREImage source reviewTed Chiang is a technical writer in the software industry as many of the best people are He occasionally publishes short stories a remarkably high proportion of which have won major sci fi awards including 4 Nebulas and 4 Hugos for only 15 works That indicates the uality of what s within these pages but may mislead about the genre content and style Some are set in the far past and the only aliens and space faring are in the title story though there is futuristic technology in most Speculative fiction than sci fi Instead these stories are primarily about inner space and ideas especially seeking meaning by analysing patterns of language maths and nature That leads to theological and philosophical uestions about good evil God and what it means to be human and at what point we cease to be such see also Vonnegut s GalapagosThe reviews of individual stories are in spoiler tags for easy scrolling but don t contain spoilersTower of Babylon 4Drilling through the vault of heaven in ancient Babylon view spoiler The first short story in a collection by a supposed sci fi author is set in Old Testament Babylon and features nothing futuristic or alien It almost feels as if it were written in ancient times If you want a label you could use Atwood s speculative fiction or perhaps less appealingly maths fiction The Tower of Babylon has nearly reached the vault of heaven Miners are recruited to drill through so people can know Yahweh better The tower is so high it takes the team around four months of solid climbing dragging tools on cartsThe world building was believably detailed the mythology and psychology almost real Whole communities live at levels on the tower never coming down to earth with ingenious ways of growing food At higher levels the light of day shone upward and plants grow sideways or down At the very top they walk among moving stars and the sight of the vault inspired unease They uestion the theology and conseuences of what they are doing might Yahweh punish their arrogance or be pleased at their aspiration and endeavour They continue cautiously using ancient techniues of fire setting and simple picks and drills slowly creating huge chambers in the smooth granite vault The dramatic conclusion causes a complete reappraisal of beliefs about God man and their relationship Ultimately By this construction Yahweh s work was indicated and Yahweh s work was concealed Image source for ancient cylinder seal hide spoiler Disney Tangled you off I married a man with a maths degree and our child is now at university studying theoretical physics that is practically maths but I am primarily a words person This gave me a wonderful peek at the joy that can be found in numbers and patterns theoretical and also physical as well as the psychological risks As a child of seven Renee had been spellbound at discovering the perfect suares in the smooth marble tiles of the floor A single one two rows of two three rows of three the tiles fit together in a suare No matter which side The Soprano you looked at it from ti came out the same And than that each suare was bigger than the last by an odd number of tiles It was an epiphany The conclusion was necessary it had a rightness to it confirmed by the smooth cool feel of the tiles And the way the tiles were fitted together she had shivered at the precision She devoted her life to maths was happy and successful until she made a discovery that was like a theologian proving that there was no God How to find meaning life after that And don t say 42The mathematical ideas relevant to the story were explained clearly enough that I think I understood them sufficiently If Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai you want to delve deeper Mark H recommended this though I confess it went above my head For other stories in the collection Stories of Your Life see my review HEREImage source reviewTed Chiang is a technical writer in the software industry as many of the best people are He occasionally publishes short stories a remarkably high proportion of which have won major sci fi awards including 4 Nebulas and 4 Hugos for only 15 works That indicates the uality of what s within these pages but may mislead about the genre content and style Some are set in the far past and the only aliens and space faring are in the title story though there is futuristic technology in most Speculative fiction than sci fi Instead these stories are primarily about inner space and ideas especially seeking meaning by analysing patterns of language maths and nature That leads to theological and philosophical uestions about good evil God and what it means to be human and at what point we cease to be such see also Vonnegut s GalapagosThe reviews of individual stories are in spoiler tags for easy scrolling but don t contain spoilersTower of Babylon 4Drilling through the vault of heaven in ancient Babylon view spoiler The first short story in a collection by a supposed sci fi author is set in Old Testament Babylon and features nothing futuristic or alien It almost feels as if it were written in ancient times If Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice you want a label Night of Knives you could use Atwood s speculative fiction or perhaps less appealingly maths fiction The Tower of Babylon has nearly reached the vault of heaven Miners are recruited to drill through so people can know Yahweh better The tower is so high it takes the team around four months of solid climbing dragging tools on cartsThe world building was believably detailed the mythology and psychology almost real Whole communities live at levels on the tower never coming down to earth with ingenious ways of growing food At higher levels the light of day shone upward and plants grow sideways or down At the very top they walk among moving stars and the sight of the vault inspired unease They uestion the theology and conseuences of what they are doing might Yahweh punish their arrogance or be pleased at their aspiration and endeavour They continue cautiously using ancient techniues of fire setting and simple picks and drills slowly creating huge chambers in the smooth granite vault The dramatic conclusion causes a complete reappraisal of beliefs about God man and their relationship Ultimately By this construction Yahweh s work was indicated and Yahweh s work was concealed Image source for ancient 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Stories of Your Life and Others Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ourt Le premier contact avec les extraterrestres aura également des répercussions inattendues sur le uotidien d'une linguiste réputée Le destin de Neil Fisk bascule le jour où sa femme est tuée par la visitation d'un ange Huit nouvelles ui constituent l'intégr. Ted Chiang asks brilliant uestions of this there is no doubtWhat if someone developed an undeniable proof that demonstrated that mathematics is unreliable That everything we thought about geometry and physics was built on an inconsistent structure What would that do to a brilliant mathematical mindWhat if science developed the ability to create beauty blindness What if society were given the ability to turn on and off the ability to perceive physical attractiveness in others What if the Tower of Babylon was real What would it be like to make the ascent And what would mankind find when they reached the vault of heavenWhat if a pharmaceutical treatment expanded intelligence to the maximum limit of the brain What if it allowed full self awareness true enlightenmentWhat if evidence of Heaven and angels were regularly physically manifested on Earth What if the existence of God was undeniableI find this review maddening Once again I m find myself up against the inadeuacy of my own ability to control my expectations This collection of short stories is full of Hugo Nebula and Locus awards Reviews on the cover and inside of the book include phrases such as most anticipated short story collection of it s generation best and smartest writers working today and explode into your awareness with shocking devastating force So forgive me if I went into this one with the highest of expectations In some ways the collection succeeds but overall I couldn t help but be disappointedAgain Chiang s ability to ask massive thought provoking uestions is clear cut His intelligence shines through his story despite his unpretentious straightforward prose He discusses mathematics linguistics and physics with an ease that only one with a robust grasp can achieve I adored some of the stories Liking What You See A Documentary is a fascinating exploration of human s bias of beauty The documentary format allows Chiang to explore it from every angle like examining an idea through the many facets of a diamond Story of Your Life is a brilliant tale of a language expert attempting to understand and translate alien communication The aliens have an astonishingly different perception of reality that impacts the main character in profound ways The story is also interspersed with a very tender and human backstory sort of of said main character So without my absurd expectations these two stories alone might have carried the collection However the rest of the stories honestly disappointed me While I believe a great writer asks uestions than they answer I think it s not enough to ask the big uestions I want an exceptional story to also provide some insights whether they are explicit or implicit Tower of Babylon and Hell is the Absence of God dances around the implication of a verifiable God but never really reach a conclusion I found the ending of Hell is the Absence of God to be cold and disappointing maybe that s the point With Seventy Two Letters I kept waiting for a punchline that never came The Evolution of Human Sciences read to me like the author s notes of a story waiting to be written Understand was smartly written but I felt the ending was telegraphed and anti climacticIn summary an excellent collection of short speculative fiction stories that I found to be intriguing but in total did not live up to my somewhat irrational expectations of a near perfect collection