Arrival (Stories of Your Life and Others) by Ted Chiang
Synopsis: 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.
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.
First Published: July 2002 | ISBN-13: 978-0525433675
Mini-bio: Ted Chiang is an American science fiction writer. His Chinese name is Chiang Feng-nan. Chiang’s short fiction works have won four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, four Locus awards, and others. Wikipedia