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.