Ted Chiang's story Exhalation -- free podcast

Avi sez, "StarShipSofa has made a podcast of Ted Chiang's amazing new story: 'Exhalation'. This is as good as it gets for quality SF." Ohmanohmanohman! New Ted Chiang fiction. We're all in for a treat.

Exhalation, MP3 link (Thanks, Avi!)


  1. Oooh oooh new-to-me Ted Chiang! Anyone know where I can read this myself, as opposed to having it read to me? I googled but no joy so far.

  2. Ted Chiang is a brilliant writer, no two ways about it – but I’m not much of a fan of story readings.

    Where did/will the print version appear?


    This is in Jonathan Strahan’s anthology ECLIPSE 2. It’s a great book, well worth the purchase.

    “Exhalation” isn’t a story, exactly, but it’s a beautiful tear-jerker of a thought experiment. BoingBoingers in particular owe it to themselves to have a look or listen. “Hard SF” is a meaningless phrase these days, but this is thoughtful, rigorous SCIENCE fiction.

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