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Sci Fi writer whose story structure “mirrors the process of scientific discovery”

17 Dec

When I ran across a brief article about Ted Chiang’s science fiction stories in The Economist, he struck me as someone whose stories would pique the interest of MLWGS students, since their narrative structure “mirror[s] the process of scientific discovery: complex ideas emerge from the measured, methodical accumulation of information until epiphany strikes.”

One of his short stories, “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” which examines the nature of time, is available in our AP Source database and via Gale’s PowerSearch (in General OneFile database).

If you’re a scifi fan, or even if you’re not, consider adding it to your winter break reading list.

 
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