Stories of Your Life

Thu 28 Jan 2010 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , | 14 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Stories of Your LifeWorking back from January 2011, we’re exceedingly happy to announce that in October 2010 we will bring Ted Chiang’s first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, back into print. The title story alone is a knockout and then there are those seven other stories, which together have received a ton of awards and make this one of the strongest collections ever published.

Stories of Your Life and Others has been out of print for a couple of years so we are very excited to bring it back. Don’t go paying $100 for it now, wait until October and pay $16! Stories will be published in trade paperback and the table of contents is:

Tower of Babylon
Division by Zero
Story of Your Life
Seventy-Two Letters
The Evolution of Human Science
Hell is the Absence of God
Liking What You See: A Documentary
Story Notes

And for those readers (us!) waiting for new stories from Ted, the good news is that he just handed in a longish story to Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press. So, two books to look forward to!

ETA: That long story has now been published.


14 Responses to “Stories of Your Life”

  1. (b)logophile › October: Chiang by Small Beer on January 28th, 2010 10:18 am

    […] Beer Press will be bringing Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others back into print in October. A book I’ve wanted for ages, and a publisher I like paying: win! This was written by […]

  2. Haddayr on January 28th, 2010 12:08 pm


    I am so happy happy

    What a gorgeous cover.

  3. Jenn Reese on January 28th, 2010 2:17 pm


  4. Gavin on January 28th, 2010 2:25 pm

    This is one of those books that you imagine that you get to publish one day so you can imagine how happy we all are!

  5. Michael on January 28th, 2010 4:09 pm

    That is a kickass cover. Psyched.

  6. Charles Tan on January 28th, 2010 7:41 pm


  7. Mike Allen on January 28th, 2010 8:37 pm

    Awesome cover! (Huge improvement.) Congrats!

  8. Ted Chiang on January 28th, 2010 8:47 pm

    The cover is the one I privately commissioned when the hardcover came out back in 2002, and offered to Tor for use on the paperback edition. I’m grateful to Gavin for agreeing to use it.

  9. Rachel Swirsky on January 28th, 2010 9:15 pm

    Story of Your Life is such a painfully good story.

    I am a happy owner of the Tor collection, but I’m glad the book is available again.

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  12. F. on January 29th, 2010 7:19 am

    i’m so happy to know this and so glad to see that finally the cover Ted wanted for his book is going to be the one. (i’d loved to have it in hardcover, but, well–)
    this is great news, Gavin. thanks.

  13. Tim on February 20th, 2010 5:47 am

    Yes! I am SO happy to hear that. I only discovered the book at the library and have been scouring the web looking for a reasonably priced used one. I’m glad I waited, the cover is indeed beautiful.

    Thanks so much!!!

  14. Aatish on April 26th, 2010 1:22 pm

    I’m incredibly happy that the book will republished, and also that you will be using this cover. Nice move, smallbeerpress!

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