Ted Chiang





Ted Chiang

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in Port Jefferson, New York, The United States
January 01, 1967

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Ted Chiang (born 1967) is an American speculative fiction writer. He was born in Port Jefferson, New York and graduated from Brown University with a Computer Science degree. He currently works as a technical writer in the software industry and resides in Bellevue, near Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate of the noted Clarion Writers Workshop (1989).

Although not a prolific author, having published only eleven short stories as of 2009, Chiang has to date won a string of prestigious speculative fiction awards for his works: a Nebula Award for "Tower of Babylon" (1990), the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992, a Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "Story of Your Life" (1998), a Sidewise Award for "Seventy-...more


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Stories of Your Life and Ot...
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The Lifecycle of Software O...
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The Merchant and the Alchem...
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Hell is the Absence of God
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The Truth of Fact, the Trut...
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Story of Your Life
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1998
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Seventy-Two Letters
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“Nothing erases the past. There is repentance, there is atonement, and there is forgiveness. That is all, but that is enough.”
Ted Chiang, The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

“Brain damage is never a good idea, no matter what your friends say.”
Ted Chiang, Mind-Rain: Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series

“Women who work with animals hear this all the time: that their love for animals must arise out of a sublimated child-rearing urge. Ana's tired of the stereotype. She likes children just fine, but they're not the standard against which all other accomplishments should be measured. Caring for animals is worthwhile in and of itself, a vocation that need offer no apologies.”
Ted Chiang, The Lifecycle of Software Objects

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