Arrival

Arrival

Book - 2016
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Random House, Inc.
Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.

"Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless." —Junot Díaz 

Ted Chiang has long been known as one of the most powerful science fiction writers working today. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Arrival presents characters who must confront sudden change. In "Story of Your Life," which provides the basis for the film Arrival, alien lifeforms suddenly appear on Earth. When a linguist is brought in to help communicate with them and discern their intentions, her new knowledge of their language and its nonlinear structure allows her to see future events and all the joy and pain they may bring. In each story of this incredible collection, with sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of science fiction short stories, including "Story of Your Life," in which a linguist's insight into the language of alien lifeforms on Earth and its nonlinear structure help her deal with her divorce and death of her daughter.

Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,, 2016
Edition: First Vintage Books movie tie-in edition
ISBN: 9780525433675
0525433678
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 21 cm

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