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A tale worthy of the 1001 Nights. The Alchemist has created a door which will take you twenty years into the future, but which will not change the events of your life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dione Basseri
This is my second time reading it.. almost as enjoyable as the first.
I will read everything i can find by Ted Chiang, twice.
All that I have read from this author has been excellent. If you like hard sci-fi he is well worth reading. I will seek out other stuff he has written for future reading. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jerry Lisantti
As with all of Chiang's work, this story is thoughtful, contemplative about its subject and empathetic to its characters. Please note, this is a short story, not a novel.Published on May 2, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Another great work by Ted Chiang. He is exception. His ability to weave elements of history, science and fantasy is really extraordinary. I just wish he'd write more! Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by Bernard Hughes
A phenomenal tale, in a genre (time-travel) that is notoriously difficult to get right or to make anew. Chiang remains the master of the sf short story. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by Walter Biggins
A very engaging story. Great short read. To tell you any more would mean I would start to give the story away.Published on December 29, 2013 by Kindle Customer
A short but very well-plotted and engaging time-travel story. The events are set in ancient Baghdad and follow a story-within-a-story framework similar to A Thousand and One... Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Craig
This is one of the best time travel stories I've ever read, and it's pure historical fiction. So brilliantly done. Covers so much ground in such a short amount of time. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Eddy Rathke