In our afternoon reading: an interview with Rion Amilcar Scott, reviews of new books by Lindsey Drager and Ted Chiang, and more.
Morning Bites: Mira Jacob Interviewed, Joanne Ramos, “EVOL” Revisited, Ken Liu, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Mira Jacob and Joanne Ramos, revisiting an early Sonic Youth album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ted Chiang, Samanta Schweblin Interviewed, Fugazi Infographics, Laird Barron’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Ted Chiang and Laird Barron, Fugazi in infographic form, and more.
Weekend Bites: Adapting Ted Chiang, Margo Jefferson Interviewed, Ragnar Kjartansson, and More
In our weekend reading: adapting a Ted Chiang short story for film, Margo Jefferson on the election, and much more.
Morning Bites: Ted Chiang, Max Porter Interviewed, Sarah McCarry Fiction, John Darnielle, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Ted Chiang and Sarah McCarry, writers share their rituals, and more.
The Immense, the Mysterious, and “Impossible Observations”: An Interview With Ted Chiang
When reading “Tower of Babylon,” the first story in Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others, I found myself feeling a sense of deja vu. The story is a take on the familiar story of an absurdly high structure, here abutting the heavens, and the people working on it. As it turns out, I had encountered the story for the first time when it was published in OMNI in the early 90s; that Chiang’s work can leave that kind […]
Afternoon Bites: Margaret Wappler, Stephen Graham Jones Interviewed, Inside Trans-Pecos, Ted Chiang, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Margaret Wappler’s new novel, interviews with Ted Chiang and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.