PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang


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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang “ Reading is nothing; comprehension is everything” Sarah RichardsI read the title short story while away at a conference for technical writers The uote above came from a presentation about transforming the Government Digital Service but the issues of communication context and audience that are at the heart of this story are key to technical writing and had echoes in many of the presentations Perhaps it is no coinci

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang Update Saturday the 12th November 2016I just watched the movie The Arrival and OMG it was amazing I cried Like a lot I had chills and sat on the edge of my seat and I was totally engaged What's worse? The personal aspects of the movie just blew me away And even worse? The mental ones were profound and beautiful and amazing I AM SUEEEINGNow

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    SUMMARY Stories of Your Life and Others PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang 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 Abraha

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang I don't read very many short stories collection but after this one I feel like I now need toThis one contains the most mi

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang Interfering Gremlin of GR AlertThis review was originally of the anthology Stories of Your Life and Others then recently I wrote a separate review for the individual story Story of Your Life Today I woke up to find GR have merged the two reviews WTF? Now it looks super long winded OK I'd better reorganize this review a bitReview of the novella Story of Your Life Story of Your Life is one of Ted Chiang’s best stories

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang Loving ImperfectionsIf arithmetic were consistent love could not exist That is to say if arithmetic were undeniably logical in its foundations logic would rule the worild and love would be eliminated as the irrational thing it is This is how I read the moral of Chiang‘s marvellous storyMathematicians tend to view numbers as the natural c

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang This is a story of love and the devastating conseuences of realising one’s love object is not as perfect as one

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    SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang What's there to say about Chiang that all the others don't say? He is the closest thing to a modern Jorge Luis Borges in melding high concepts with literature to create something better than either; in some respects I'd rank his best short stories as better than Gene Wolfe's too often tedious unsolved puzzleboxes His writing is deceptively excellent I would call him a writer's writer because the flat evenness of his prose may st

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    SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS The greatest living short story writer in my humble opinion

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    PDF or EPUB Stories of Your Life and Others Ú Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Stories of Your Life and Others 35 starsI don’t often read science fiction and when I do those I’ve chosen in the past are appropriately labeled as speculative fiction Stories that take place right here on our planet sans aliens Or if they do happen to occur in other worlds what is being examined is not so much the ‘aliens’ themselves but the nature of our own humanity in comparison to these other beings These are the best kinds of stories and I’ve found some

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Stories of Your Life and Others

CHARACTERS ☆ Stories of Your Life and Others SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS Nt sudden change the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens with some sense of normalcy With sharp intelligence and humor Chiang examines. I don t read very many short stories collection but after this one I feel like I now need toThis one contains the most mind bending and original sci fi stories I ve read in a whileMy favorite what the last one

SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang

CHARACTERS ☆ Stories of Your Life and Others SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS What it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty but also by beauty and wonder An award winning collection from one of today's most lauded writer. The greatest living short story writer in my humble opinion

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CHARACTERS ☆ Stories of Your Life and Others SUMMARY ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ted Chiang Ted Chiang ✓ 0 CHARACTERS Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar often presenting characters who must confro. Reading is nothing comprehension is everything Sarah RichardsI read the title short story while away at a conference for technical writers The uote above came from a presentation about transforming the Government Digital Service but the issues of communication context and audience that are at the heart of this story are key to technical writing and had echoes in many of the presentations Perhaps it is no coincidence that Ted Chiang is also a technical writerNote This review is just the title story I ve reviewed the others in this collection HERESame Old Same Old NoAliens arrive They are suitably weird looking radially symmetric with seven eyes and seven limbs on a barrel shaped body topped by a puckered orifice but with no face and no front and back They seem keen to communicate via devices humans nickname looking glasses The military take charge Of course they do That s what always happens Then things escalateBut this is different Linguist Dr Louise Banks tells in linear fashion how she and colleagues learned the alien languages But that narrative is interspersed with non chronological episodes from her daughter s lifeThe heptapods spoken and written languages are unrelated to each other and the latter has strange properties that affect Louise s consciousness specifically her perception of time and free will This shapes the telling and curious grammar of her daughter s story I remember past tense what it ll future be like to It is a Borgesian paradoxLinguistic Relativity Sapir WhorfThe story is underpinned by the idea that the structure of a language can affect the cognition of those who use it Linguistic Relativity Heptapod A spoken is relatively straightforward and uninteresting it sounded vaguely like that of a wet dog shaking the water out of its fur But Heptapod B written is very different It is a totally separate language the symbols don t relate to individual spoken words logographic or objects picture writing and there is no word order in part because there are no words as such Heptapod B has its own visual syntax semasiographic akin to mathematical euations some sign languages and the notation of music or dance It is written in a single smooth sinuous and rippling style that reflects the heptapods own physical movements It s also described as an Escheresue lattice and being like psychedelic posters More significantly it is not seuential This seems to reflect the heptapods modes of thought and it certainly comes to affect Louise s perception of the world and the way she tells the story of her daughter s life China Mieville s sci fi novel Embassytown also features aliens with a totally different sort of language to those known to humans I reviewed it HEREOrwell takes the idea of linguistic relativity to an extreme with Newspeak making thoughtcrime literally impossible See Nineteen Eighty Four reviewed HEREFermat s Principle of Least TimeFermat Sapir Whorf free will and Heptapod B are intricately connected At times I wondered if the linguistics and mathsphysics was getting too esoteric but it didn t uite jump the shark and it all wove together brilliantlyThe detail below is for reference and is spoilered because understanding this is what the story is about on the page though not on screenview spoilerLight travels faster in air than water When a ray of light hits water it is refracted taking a longer but faster route But Fermat s Principle of Least Time is a variational principle light always follows an extreme path maximum or minimum It describes light in goal oriented terms rather than the familiar causal chronological terms It assumes the ray of light knows its destinationIt s like a lifeguard who can run faster than she can swim she takes a longer route that has beach and less sea to get to the drowning person uickly Similarly because Heptapod B has no fixed word order no beginning or end the heptapod had to know how the entire sentence would be laid out before it could write the very first stroke This language is teleological one needed knowledge of the effects before the causes could be initiated The result is simultaneous consciousness where you live in the present like a newborn baby and in the past and future This makes the heptapods rather like Vonnegut s Tralfamadorians in Slaughterhouse Five reviewed HERE living in all time simultaneouslyFor such beings seuential speech is a slow and inefficient mode And if they already know the future of what they ll say and hear why speak at all Louise infers that heptapod language is performative saying something makes it so like You re under arrest or I now pronounce you man and wife But if you know the effects the end you know the future And if you know the future really know it it s fixed so you can t have free will The two are mutually exclusive And yet at the end Louise says view spoiler From the beginning I knew my destination and I chose my route accordingly How could both be true hide spoiler