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Ted Chiang - Exhalation

We are so thrilled to be launching acclaimed science fiction writer Ted Chiang’s new collection of short stories, Exhalation!

You may recognize Ted Chiang as the author of Stories of Your Lives and Others, the acclaimed short story collection that inspired the movie Arrival. His work has won four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four Locus awards, and he is widely considered one of the best working science fiction writers in the field.

(To say we're thrilled about this event, and this new book, is something of an understatement. We're trying to contain ourselves here.)

Ted Chiang will be joining us in conversation with acclaimed speculative fiction short story writer Caroline Yoachim, whose work has been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. She’s also a regular interviewer for the award-winning Uncanny Magazine, and we can’t wait to hear what these two luminaries have to talk about.

Here's some of the advance praise for Exhalation:

“An instant classic... Visionary speculative stories that will change the way readers see themselves and the world around them: This book delivers in a big way.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Ted Chiang has no contemporary peers when it comes to the short story form. His name deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Carver, Poe, Borges, and Kafka. Every story is a universe. Every story is a diamond. You will inhale Exhalation in a single, stunned sitting, because true genius doesn’t come along nearly as often as advertised. This is the real thing.” —Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter

“Ted Chiang’s stories are lean, relentless, and incandescent.” —Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

“Ted Chiang is one of the best science fiction writers in the field today.” —The Verge

“[Chiang] is so good that this book qualifies as an event.” —Newsday

“Chiang produces deeply moving drama from fascinating first premises... These stories are brilliant experiments, and his commitment to exploring deep human questions elevates them to among the very best science fiction.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Earlier Event: May 2
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