Exhalation is a collection of science fiction short stories by Ted Chiang looking at what it really means to be human. One story considers our memory and how it could be enhanced to the extreme. Another looks at how non-human characters could be brought closer to the real world. One of the stories concerns time travel in more of a fable style story. Each brings a different perspective to how technology could become a much larger part of our lives; how it could enhance, but also damage, our relationships. Exhalation brings psychology to the forefront alongside the science fiction element to bring an insightful view of what makes us who we are.
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