Exhalation by Ted Chiang

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Description

"In the epistolary "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in "The Lifecycle of Software Objects," a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: "Omphalos" and "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom." In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth--What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?--and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion." (Penn Libraries Collection)

Creator

Recommended by Wing Chu (E'20)

Publisher

New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Date

2019

Language

English

Type

Short story; science fiction

Files

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Citation

Recommended by Wing Chu (E'20), “Exhalation by Ted Chiang,” Penn Libraries Collections Exhibits, accessed March 1, 2021, http://os.pennds.org/tinyexhibits/items/show/12.