Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous challenging slow-paced

287 pages | first published 2002

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An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection "blend s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be huma...
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Summary of 6426 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
challenging 61%
mysterious 39%
adventurous 35%
informative 24%
emotional 23%
inspiring 21%
dark 20%
tense 10%
hopeful 8%
sad 6%
funny 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 22%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Plot: 38% | Character: 9% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 26% | No: 17% | N/A: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 17% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 19% | N/A: 13%

Average rating

4.2

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