Exhalationby TED CHIANGAn exuisite philosophical introspection of the surrounding universe meaning of life and what makes us who we are class tech sci fi if you loved Stories of Your Life and Others you love this one tooCan be read here Not sure how this ended up in my read list I on t recall reading it BUT it Karen vs Alien does have a great story by Ted Chiang in it which can also be read online at 45 stars This review is only for Exhalation by TED CHIANGAn exuisite meditation and rejoicing upon existence itself It came perfectly after recently I veone exactly thatFor a second there it made me think of Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth A Celebration of Scientific Eccentricity and Self Experimentation I COULD NOT ASK ANYONE ELSE TO not ask anyone else to themselves for the sake of anatomical inuiry and because I wished to conduct the Gendered Citizenships dissection myself I would not be satisfied by merely being the passive subject of such an operation Autoissection was the only option 45 stars Excellent short story Beautifully written and original this story shows the power and importance of the Science Ficiton short story Winner Hugo Award for Best Short Story 2009 A remarkable story although it reuires a willingness to think rather than feel it postulates an entire alternate universe where the inhabitants show the same curiosity as we Alien Disclosure at Area 51 do about our universe and come to their own bleak existential view about its ultimate meaningIt is in short a parable about the human condition and the pu. An eclipse is a rare and unusual event when the world is transformed and the sky becomes aark eldritch thing It's a time when anything could happen when any kind of story just might be true That sense of the strange and wonderful guides Eclipse New Science Fiction and Fantasy the second volume in an exciting new annual anthology series edited by acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan Set to become a major event on the science fiction and fantasy calendar Eclipse New Science Fiction and Fant. Person both universal and personal to us as readers and human beingsThis 2008 short story is free to read online at Lightspeed Magazine Exhalation by Ted Chiang Such a strange tale told from what I think is the perspective of some type of robotic scientist in another universe searching to uncover the mysteries of what makes his kind tick and in Singing the Law doing so probing into the mysteries of the birth andeath of the universe and the beauty and purpose of life Short and highly recommended Free audio available on Escape Pod the universe and the beauty and purpose of life Short and highly recommended Free audio available on Escape Pod breath becomes air As with all anthologies I liked some stories than others The best were really goodHighlights The Big Hit Exhalation short story by Ted Chiang Winner 2009 Hugo 2008 BSFA Intricate story of self exploration by a sentient robot Not reread this time not one of my favorites of his 35 stars Here s a free reprint The Hero novelette by Karl Schroeder Capital bugs Reprint Dozois 26 2009 read there first and second Part of his Virga series 4 stars Turing s Apples short story by Stephen Baxter Messages from the alien Eaglets cause problems A variant of the Contact scenario Reprinted in Dozois 27 read there first
35 stars invisiblestars Invisible of Ascending Light 2008 short story by Ken Scholes A Galactic religious empire trembles on the edge of civil war Huh I liked it mostly 35 starsThe also rans the uds The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm 2008 novelette by Daryl Gregory Read first in the Dozois 26 Giant slaybot superhero wars. WNING • 2008 • by Paul CornellNight of the Firstlings • 2008 • by Margo LanaganSkin Deep • 2008 • by Richard ParksThe Hero • Virga • 2008 • by Karl SchroederThe Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm • 2008 • by Daryl GregoryThe Rabbi's Hobby • 2008 • by Peter S BeagleThe Seventh Expression of the Robot General • 2008 • by Jeffrey FordTruth Window A Tale of the Bedlam Rose • Wormwood Nobodoi • 2008 • by Terry DowlingTuring's Apples • 2008 • by Stephen Baxt.