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Stories of Your Life (2002) by Ted Chiang

  • In one sentence: Stunning expansion of science fiction to very distant possible worlds and emotionally unusual near ones. Borgesian scifi.
  • Number of reads: 2 since 2016.
  • Galef type:
    Theory 1 - models of how a phenomenon works, &
    Theory 3 - pointing out a problem, &
    Values 2 - thought experiments to reflect on how you feel about something , &
    Style 3 - tickles your aesthetic sense in a way that obliquely makes you a more generative thinker .
  • To be read when: annoyed by the sterility of median scifi and the folksy ignorance of median litfic; if disparaging scifi; if you think Black Mirror is deep...