Ted Chiang





Ted Chiang


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1967, Port Jefferson, New York, The United States
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Ted Chiang is an American speculative fiction writer. His Chinese name is Chiang Feng-nan. He 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-Two Letters" (20
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Stories of Your Life and Ot...

4.26 avg rating — 29,151 ratings — published 2002 — 63 editions
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The Lifecycle of Software O...

3.92 avg rating — 3,559 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Story of Your Life

4.29 avg rating — 2,228 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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The Merchant and the Alchem...

4.26 avg rating — 2,260 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Understand

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4.23 avg rating — 922 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Hell is the Absence of God

4.04 avg rating — 942 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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The Truth of Fact, the Trut...

4.27 avg rating — 678 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Tower of Babylon

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Seventy-Two Letters

3.87 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2000
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Division by Zero

3.67 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1991
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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

“Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”
Ted Chiang, The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

“Science fiction is very well suited to asking philosophical questions; questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, how do we know the things that we think we know.”
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