Saturday, September 26, 2020

2946 : Reading List 2020 : #19: Ted Chiang's Stories of your life and others

I am just about to finish Ted Chiang's Stories of your life and others and this book is my find of the year. I just totally lapped into it. A bit like the Arthur C Clarke's book. This is genre wise sci-fi too.

The science is humbling. You always learn something - especially something that demonstrates to you that the human race is smaller than we think it is, and while it (the race) is currently significant, we shall possibly drive ourselves into obscurity.

The great filter, anyone?

The stories in this book don't specifically deal with some of the above themes, but they allude to them. There is no post-apocalyptic world here......there is the world here, now, in the future - but already apocalyptic in the future.

And each page makes you think. Think more about yourself and your relationship with the world around you, and that exploration in itself is worth the price of your time spent reading this.

Overall a 18/10 (as I always rate superlative books). Go for it.

At 333 pages brings my 2020 total to 5755. Images from electricliterature

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