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The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
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Aug 14, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010
Read from August 27 to 28, 2010

Wow - I would never have seen such a touching ending coming, from a very sci fi topic. But, that's the beauty of sci fi. A story that is able to turn a mirror on our own culture, through a fantastical concept.

On a personal note, the book beautifully demonstrates the reason why novellas are so powerful. I know that many want Chiang to transition to a longer form, but if this novella had been expanded into a novel, it would have lost its potency.

I hesitate to say more, because I think the journey of reading this book is as great as the wonderful conclusion. If you get a chance to sit down for an hour or two, and read this book, please do. You won't regret it!
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