Arrival

Ted Chiang

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Picador

9781509835904
352
Synopsis

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others

With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose.

From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the heavens above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . .

Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Copies of Arrival will feature either Amy Adams or Jeremy Renner on the cover.

In the media
Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . this collection is a pure marvel. [Ted] Chiang is so exhilarating so original so stylish he just leaves you speechless. I always suggest a person read at least 52 books a year for proper mental functioning but if you only have time for one, be at peace: you found it

Junot Diaz

United by a humane intelligence that speaks very directly to the reader, and makes us experience each story with immediacy and Chiang's calm passion.

China Miéville Guardian

Ted is a national treasure . . . each of those stories is a goddamned jewel

Cory Doctorow

Confirms that blending science and fine art at this length can produce touching works, tales as intimate as our own blood cells, with the structural strength of just-discovered industrial alloys.

Seattle Times