Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hugo Award Nominee: "Exhalation"

Ted Chiang
Nominated for the Hugo Award: Short Story

This time I agree with Abigail Nussbaum. This is a cold, clinical story, but is also so damned interesting. In particular, the self-surgery on the narrator’s metallic brain is…well, an impressive piece of imagination. I don’t know how to talk about this. I recommend reading Abigail's Hugo post and Torque Control's wrap-up. I don't really have anything useful to say about it.

I’m not sure exactly in what I regard I hold Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation”. It’s quite good, but the cold, clinical nature does prevent me from fully getting behind the story.


1 comment:

Harry Markov said...

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