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Ted Chiang

 is an American sci-fi author who writes really very little but is famous in circles since he harvests a noticeable fraction of prestigious sci-fi awards. I read most his stories, they seemed well-crafted and entertainingly bizzar but I could not say they had touched me.  

Recently I have read his "Exhalation" and this get to my soul. It is a story where there is no word about God and faith while everything speaks of God and faith. I recommend it to everybody who is interested in the relation between science and religion, and …

No, you’d better read it yourself. By kind permission of the author, you can find the story at

and it IS short.


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Good story, appreciate the physics-aspect to it, ending was surprisingly positive (I’m used to somewhat darker scifi)
Was wondering if you read 365 Tomorrows?

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