Ted Chiang's Hugo nominated story Exhalation free download

John sez, "Ted Chiang's short story "Exhalation" --which is currently a finalist for the Hugo Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award--is now available to read online in a variety of formats, via our Downloads page. Originally appearing in Jonathan Strahan's Eclipse Two, 'Exhalation' is an evocative story of an all-metal world, its argon-breathing inhabitants, and a scientist who performs the ultimate self-examination. The story is also available as a podcast from StarShipSofa".

Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation” now available for download. (Thanks, John!)


  1. Ted Chiang’s The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate is also worth seeking out and giving a listen-to.

    His writing is beautiful, evocative, and these two ‘steam-punk’ stories disguise a deep understanding of science.

    Thanks for this and the previous link (s?), Cory.

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