Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

320 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories challenging reflective medium-paced
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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 13,454 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
challenging 60%
mysterious 39%
adventurous 34%
emotional 26%
informative 25%
inspiring 24%
dark 22%
tense 10%
hopeful 9%
sad 7%
funny 5%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 20%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Plot: 34% | N/A: 8% | Character: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 19% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 16% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 13% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 29% | No: 20% | N/A: 15%

Average rating

4.22

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