Suzanne Morgan

Host

Suzanne Morgan
Phone
$5
Email
suziemcmurtrie@gmail.com
Garrison Public House

Location

Garrison Public House
Garrison Public House 286 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand

Date

Dec 20 - 21 2020
Expired!

Time

STARTS AT 6:30 PM
11:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Auckland’s December 2020 Girly Book Club

NOTE: Christmas wrap-up (Dinner and Second-hand book swap). Reservation will be under the name Suzanne Morgan

 

This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary Exhalation, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in The Lifecycle of Software Objects, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.

In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth—What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?—and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion

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