Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ted Chiang

When I was in university I took a course on science fiction and fantasy literature as an elective. It was a perfect course: read a sci-fi or fantasy novel each week, then discuss it during the lecture. I have discovered several new authors by taking this course, one of them is Ted Chiang. He is the author of a short story collection Story of Your Life and Others. My favourite stories from the book were Story of Your Life and Hell is the Absence of God though the quality was amazing across the board. I definitely recommend you check out his stories.

In preparation for the short story reading mini-challenge coming up this weekend, I decided to find whether Ted Chiang has published any new stories. Here are the links to the ones I found:

There is also a new story called Exhalation, but I am having trouble tracking down a copy.  Let me know if you know where I can find it.


  1. According to this, "Exhalation" will be published in this anthology:

    Also, keep an ear on in the months to come...

  2. Thanks for the tip! It's also published in Eclipse Two, but this anthology might actually be more interesting to me.