Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang is reviewed by Evan, a staff member at Schimelpfenig Library.
A master of short stories, Ted Chiang is a four-time Hugo Award winner and four-time Nebula Award winner—truly a giant in modern sci-fi writing. Chiang’s Exhalation (2019) is a collection of nine profound stories that will blow your mind.
From time portals discovered by an ancient Baghdad alchemist to communication between one’s selves from parallel timelines, these stories do not only explore fascinating scientific ideas but also speculate on the potential impact of such premises on our society. In reading great science fiction, we learn about ourselves.