April book club: ‘Stories of Your Life and Others’ by Ted Chiang

During these weeks we’re all spending at home, many of us are pulling older books off our shelves, books that may have been gathering dust because we kept telling ourselves we’d get to it; sooner or later. If acclaimed sci-fi author Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others, which came out in 2002, is one of those books for you, then you’re in luck: It’s our April Austin360 Book Club pick, so go ahead and dust off your copy and get ready to read!

We wanted to choose a book that, in these chaotic times, may already be on your shelf, or it’s at least easy (and affordable) for you to snag a copy. That’s why we went with Stories of Your Life and Others instead of Chiang’s Exhalation, which came out last year.

The book is a collection of short stories, including the story that inspired the film Arrival. The book includes eight of Chiang’s first stories, including one story that had not been published separately.

You can snag your copy of Stories of Your Life and Others from Bookshop.org, and make sure to choose our friends at BookPeople as the beneficiary (if you click here and go to BookPeople’s Bookshop page, you can search for the book there)! You can also check out the ebook from the Austin Public Library (or your local library of choice).

If you’re not already a member, make sure to join the Austin360 Book Club powered by TBF on Facebook. We’ll be discussing Stories of Your Life and Others in the Facebook group on Friday, May 1!

Catch up on our previous reads: