Re: 'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer

Subject: Re: 'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:49:32 -0800

I highly recommend the short story that is the basis of the film,
"Story of Your Life". All the stories in the collection Stories of
Your Life are really enjoyable, and certainly thought-provoking,
including one about the Tower of Babel, one about a math theorem that
changes the world, and more. The high praise for Ted Chiang is
deserved IMO, and I think tech writers would appreciate his precision.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Mike McCallister
<mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
> Heard this on NPR Friday.
>
> Full story: http://www.npr.org/2016/11/11/501202681/arrival-authors-approach-to-science-fiction-slow-steady-and-successful
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> Key quotes:
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> "Arrival is based on "Story of Your Life," a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang, a soft-spoken, 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. Every few years, Chiang comes out with a new short story that sweeps science fiction awards, including the Hugo and Nebula. But he's only published 15 short stories since 1990. Because he's not exactly prolific, Chiang supports himself by explaining software to programmers at places like Microsoft.
>
> "My job is to translate absurdly technical material to merely technical material," he dryly observes.
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