Ted Chiang: What’s Expected of Us

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  1. Sci-fi writer Ted Chiang on his story’s ‘unconventional’ adaptation into the film Arrival - Home | q | CBC Radio

    The hit sci-fi film Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s short story, Story of Your Life.

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-december-20-2016-1.3902909/sci-fi-writer-ted-chiang-on-his-story-s-unconventional-adaptation-into-the-film-arrival-1.3902939

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  2. To The Best of Our Knowledge - SciFi - Thinking the Unthinkable

    In this hour, we meet science-fiction writers who are thinking the unthinkable and daring to go beyond the limits of our imaginations. The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber; Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang; Questionable Practices - Eileen Gunn; BookMark: Stephen Burn on "Infinite Jest"; On Our Minds: Kurt Godel.

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  3. Why Sci-Fi Legend Ted Chiang Fears Capitalism, Not A.I.

    For years, I’ve kept a list of dream guests for this show. And as long as that list has existed, Ted Chiang has been atop it.

    Chiang is a science fiction writer. But that undersells him. He has released two short story collections over 20 years — 2002’s “Stories of Your Life and Others” and 2019’s “Exhalation.” Those stories have won more awards than I can list, and one of them was turned into the film “Arrival.” They are remarkable pieces of work: Each is built around a profound scientific, philosophical or religious idea, and then the story or the story structure is shaped to represent that idea. They are wonders of precision and craft. But unlike a lot of science fiction, they are never cold. Chiang’s work is deeply, irrepressibly humane.

    I’ve always wondered about the mind that would create Chiang’s stories. And in this conversation I got to watch it in action. Chiang doesn’t like to talk about himself. But he does like to talk about ideas. And so we do: We discuss the difference between magic and technology, why superheroes fight crime but ignore injustice, what it would do to the human psyche if we knew the future is fixed, whether free will exists, whether we’d want to know the exact date of our deaths, why Chiang f…

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