Ted Chiang Archive

Grief and Goodbye in Endings

Author: | Categories: Reading No comments
Octavia Butler said, “All good things must begin.” And lucky for us, they do. But “all good things must come to an end,” too.

ARRIVAL and the False Dichotomy of Free Will vs Determinism

Author: | Categories: Reading No comments
ARRIVAL has been hailed for carving a space for the “literary science fiction movie,” and rightly so. Director Denis Villeneuve achieved the nearly impossible feat of making a compelling, relatively crowd-pleasing movie about linguistics, complete with a new alien language composed of 100 logograms, while also weaving in themes of