Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

281 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous challenging slow-paced

Description

Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon," won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimov's SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alterna...

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Community Reviews Summary of 8,393 reviews

Moods

reflective 81%
challenging 61%
mysterious 37%
adventurous 34%
emotional 24%
informative 24%
inspiring 21%
dark 20%
tense 9%
hopeful 8%
sad 6%
funny 4%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 21%
fast 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Plot: 38% | Character: 8% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 18% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 17% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 59% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 32% | No: 20% | N/A: 13%

Average rating

4.21

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