A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel Among the universe s civilizations some conceive of the journey between stars as the sailing of bright ships and others as tunneling through the crevices of night Some look upon their far voyaging a

  • Title: A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
  • Author: Yoon Ha Lee
  • ISBN: 9781429962650
  • Page: 344
  • Format: ebook
  • Among the universe s civilizations, some conceive of the journey between stars as the sailing of bright ships, and others as tunneling through the crevices of night Some look upon their far voyaging as a migratory imperative, and name their vessels after birds or butterflies.

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    About “Yoon Ha Lee

    • Yoon Ha Lee

      Yoon Ha Lee is an American science fiction writer born on January 26, 1979 in Houston, Texas His first published story, The Hundredth Question, appeared in Fantasy Science Fiction in 1999 since then, over two dozen further stories have appeared He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    762 thoughts on “A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

    • #17 short story read this month (all for free!)Beautifully weird. Each species' interstellar travel system is heavily integrated with a belief system, each of which has its own bizarro logic and texture and danger and beauty. I was intrigued by each species, and loved the author's use of language.(The artwork for this story is lovely.)



    • This reads like notes for a story, not a story. It’s a series of paragraphs, each describing an alien race or situation. Nice writing, but it doesn’t feel like a finished work.


    • She is my new SF divinity.As others note, this one isn't a story but a Borges-style fiction. One senses commentary upon cultures.


    • This is a really charming short story, reminiscent of Calvino or Borges in a way. It's a series of short vignettes describing various cultures that have invented interstellar travel. Each vignette is focused on the means of travel, but the cultures described have an oddity and originality that's most reminiscent of Calvino's "Invisible Cities." They're little world-sketches, more like settings or bits of history than stories. Very inventive and worth checking out.


    • 4.5This isn't exactly a short story in the usual sense of the term, but more a series of riffs about the possible ways interstellar travel is viewed by various cultures in the universe. And what visions they are - imaginings of truly alien, mysterious ways of seeing the universe. But it's far, far too short and the ending felt quite abrupt. The whole thing feels incomplete, really. But it's quite stunning in both concept and prose and illustrates how interesting very short fiction can be.


    • listen, yoon ha lee is actually the king of science fiction the only reason i'm rating this 3 stars rather than higher is because it's so short.


    • I've loved stories in the list/vignette/catalog format since I read Calvino's Invisible Cities as a teen, and this was a very cool one musing about several different possible starship drives. Nice little tweak at the ending too.



    • Read as a part of Some of the Best from Tor: 2011 EditionThis feels like a section of a textbook that I want to continue reading. As it stands, I have no idea what it is about, but I want more of it.



    • Interesting short novel, a collection of very brief portraits of different alien civilizations. The author describes what drives them, what are their dream, in a very poetic and allegoric way.



    • Not so much of a story. Short histories of places & civilizations described with quite a bit of creative imagery & ideas. Would be great for artistic inspiration.


    • Not at all what I expected (the digital version from the library never tells me how many pages something has)Completely enchanting - loved this like crazy. I wish there was more.


    • A series of vignettes about interstellar species and their attitudes toward space travel. Charming and weird. Makes me think the universe could be a really strange place.



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