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Exhalation

(2019)
Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. 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 20 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 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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Used availability for Ted Chiang's Exhalation

Hardback Editions

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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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 CA   


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 CA   


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
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Exhalation: Stories
Author(s): Ted Chiang
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA