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Homer Public Library LP CHIANG 000155251 Large Print -- Fiction Place on copy / volume Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432871376
  • ISBN: 1432871374
  • Physical Description: 513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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The merchant and the alchemist's gate -- Exhalation -- What's expected of us -- The lifecycle of software objects -- Dacey's patent automatic nanny -- The truth of fact, the truth of feeling -- The great silence -- Omphalos -- Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
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"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD." In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom," the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic--revelatory"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Large type books.
Large type books.
Short stories.
Genre: Large type books.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
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