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Title: The Great Silence Title Record # 2011033
Authors: Ted Chiang and Calzadilla and Allora
Date: 2015-05-08
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: electricliterature.com, supercommunity.e-flux.com
Language: English
Note: First published on-line in eflux journal, May 8, 2015
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  • First published in May 8, 2015 issue of e-flux.
  • Unlike this story's May 2016 publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, which has 2 co-author credits, the editors of The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 chose to credit only Ted Chiang. As explained in Chiang's "Contributor's Note", "There are actually two pieces titled 'The Great Silence,' only one of which can fit in this anthology. ... The video installation [piece], titled The Great Silence, was shown at Philadelphia's Fabric Workshop and Museum as part of an exhibition of Allora and Calzadilla's work. ... In 2015 [they] were asked to contribute to a special issue of the art journal e-flux as part of the 56th Venice Biennale and they suggested publishing the text from our collaboration. I hadn't written the text to stand alone, but it turned out to work pretty well even when removed from its intended context. That was how 'The Great Silence,' the short story, came to be."
The Great Silence [as by Ted Chiang]

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May-June 2016 2016-05-00 ed. C. C. Finlay Spilogale, Inc.   $7.99 260
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Max Bertolini Checkmark
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 2016-10-04 ed. Karen Joy Fowler Mariner Books 978-0-544-55520-4 $14.95 xxiii+
[3]+
293
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Mark R. Robinson Checkmark
The Best American Short Stories 2016 2016-10-04 ed. Junot Díaz, Heidi Pitlor Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-58275-0 $28.00 xx+
311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best American Short Stories 2016 2016-10-04 ed. Junot Díaz, Heidi Pitlor Mariner Books 978-0-544-58289-7 $14.95 xx+
336
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
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