Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang
Save As:
Rate It:


From the author of Exhalation, an award-winning short story collection that blends "absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space ... raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human" (The New York Times).

Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.

Includes "Story of Your Life"-the basis for the major motion picture Arrival


Were the tower to be laid down across the plain of Shinar, it would be two days’ journey to walk from one end to the other. While the tower stands, it takes a full month and a half to climb from its b...

About the Author:

Ted Chiang was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and holds a degree in computer science. In 1989 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Workshop. His fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and he is the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Stories of Your Life and Others has been translated into ten languages. He lives near Seattle, Washington.

Ratings (4):

Incredible (1)
Loved It (3)

Reader Stats (8):

Read It (3)
Want To Read (5)


self help, nonfiction, novellas

This book is one of the truest stories of triumph, grit, and belief I’ve ever read. Tina’s inspiring story shows us what’s possible with tenacity, determination, and above all else, faith. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone who has ever faced life’s toughest challenges and thought they could not go on. Not only is this a testament to the power of resilience, but also to what’s possible through trust in God.

12/28/2022 1:03:13 PM

What can you read after
Stories of Your Life and Others?