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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Average rating: 4.2 · 149,931 ratings · 18,164 reviews · 106 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stories of Your Life and Ot...

4.22 avg rating — 73,129 ratings — published 2002 — 95 editions
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Exhalation: Stories

4.27 avg rating — 49,615 ratings — published 2019 — 51 editions
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The Lifecycle of Software O...

3.93 avg rating — 5,166 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Merchant and the Alchem...

4.34 avg rating — 3,795 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Tower of Babylon

4.08 avg rating — 1,885 ratings — published 1990
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Hell is the Absence of God

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The Great Silence

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Understand

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Exhalation

4.30 avg rating — 520 ratings5 editions
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История твоей жизни

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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

“My message to you is this: pretend that you have free will. It's essential that you behave as if your decisions matter, even though you know they don't. The reality isn't important: what's important is your belief, and believing the lie is the only way to avoid a waking coma. Civilization now depends on self-deception. Perhaps it always has.”
Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others

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