One of my favorite books is "Stories of Your Life and Others," a science fiction short story collection by Ted Chiang. This may be oddly specific, but science fiction short stories are probably my favorite things to read, and Ted Chiang's are easily some of the best I have ever read. His writing is beautiful and graceful and elegant and always about really interesting premises, which are unique and well-thought-out and make me as the reader also pause to consider the implications of what his stories are saying. Perhaps his most famous short story is the titular "The Story of Your Life", which the 2016 movie Arrival was based on, and which is about a linguist whose exposure to the language of an alien species who perceives time simultaneously allows her to see her life in the same way
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New York : Vintage Books
short story collection
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