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Chiang and Borges

Having just completed a collection of Borges short stories, The Aleph and Other Stories, I recently had a lightbulb moment. The brilliance of Ted Chiang’s short story Exhalation (thank you Wayback Machine) partially derives from channeling Borges so much. Deeply philosophical, first person narrative, brutally compact, with a mind bending twist at the end.

Both authors highly recommended.

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