ID #41571 | ημερομηνία: 2020-10-13
Book Notes by Athina | 87 κριτικές
Unfortunately this collection of short stories isn't for me. I can't say I didn't like it at all, because there were stories that I enjoyed. From the nine stories I really liked two of them and two more were okay.
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate, which had time travel and some magic into it.
The Lifecycle of Software Objects, which was about A.I. as pets and it was very thoughtful and beautiful story.
Of course, no one can deny that Ted Chiang writes in a stunningly original, provocative, and poignant way.
The collection includes stories that were previously published in magazines or anthologies but there are also two brand new stories. The first seven stories were the "old" ones and the last two, Ompalos and Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom, were the new ones. I also liked some aspects of the new stories.
Overall, I think that this book was not aimed me but at people who are more familiar with science fiction that I am. If you enjoy science fiction and Ted Chiang stories and writing, I think you will love this collection