Publication Day (Again!) for Stories of Your Life and Others

Tue 14 Jun 2016 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 3 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted ChiangToday is publication day for the latest edition of Ted Chiang’s first and — until at least next year — only collection of short fiction: Stories of Your Life and Others — the title story of which is being made into a movie I’m very much looking forward to seeing starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.

Ted has won just about every award going for his incredibly compassionate stories of us poor humans and our interactions with our own technologies. Amazingly, for someone who is obviously brilliant and widely recognized for it, he is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

Stories of Your Life was first published by Tor in 2002 and was reprinted by Small Beer in 2010. Last year Penguin Random House bought the rights from us as part of a larger deal that included Ted’s next as-yet-untitled collection — which perhaps is burying the lede if you hadn’t heard that part. Can’t wait to read that book when it comes!

In the meantime, congratulations to Ted and a hat tip of respect to everyone at PRH who bought the books and at Vintage where they must be celebrating having this book as part of their list.

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3 Responses to “Publication Day (Again!) for Stories of Your Life and Others”

  1. Chiang Fan on August 16th, 2016 6:10 pm

    “Today is publication day for the latest edition of Ted Chiang’s first and — until at least next year — only collection of short fiction”.

    So, Ted is publishing a new collection of short stories? Please, confirm!

  2. Gavin on August 16th, 2016 6:43 pm

    Ted’s second collection went to Knopf who plan to publish it in 2018. It’s on Publisher’s Marketplace (if you subscribe) or you can see it mentioned on p8 of this rights offering: https://www.bardonchinese.com/admin/download/file/2016-03-24/56f363dcae035.pdf

  3. NL on August 16th, 2016 11:42 pm

    Chiang Fan, he is! I recently went to a book signing where Ted read an excerpt from one of the short stories that will be in his new collection. He said the new collection will be published in a year or two.

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