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Exhalation

(2019)
Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
'Will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.' Barack Obama, Summer Reading 2019

'A marvelous, astonishing collection that we would do well to read before the worlds it conjures are upon us. Urgently recommended.' - Alan Moore

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival - comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories.

In 'The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate', a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. 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 Also included are two previously unpublished stories: 'Omphalos' and 'Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'.

In Exhalation, 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Exhalation (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-4328-7137-4 / 978-1-4328-7137-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-5290-1448-4 / 978-1-5290-1448-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Exhalation: Stories
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-101-94788-8 / 978-1-101-94788-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-5290-1449-2 / 978-1-5290-1449-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-5290-1451-4 / 978-1-5290-1451-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-5290-2863-9 / 978-1-5290-2863-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1-5290-2864-7 / 978-1-5290-2864-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Exhalation: Stories
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Exhalation: Stories
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Exhalation
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Picador
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May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Exhalation: Stories
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Knopf
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