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Title: The Great Silence Title Record # 2011033
Authors: Allora and Calzadilla and Ted Chiang
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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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
2015
  • 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]
Year Language Title
2019Translated by Arie Storm
Dutch De grote stilte [as by Ted Chiang]
2019Translated by Ксения Егорова (Kseniya Egorova)
Russian [as by
Тед Чан?Ted Chan
]
2019Translated by 大森望 (Nozomi Ohmori).
Japanese
大いなる沈黙?おおいなる ちんもく
Ooinaru Chinmoku
[as by ]
2020Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu and Alina Sârbu
Romanian
Marea tăcere?Marea tacere
2020Translated by Jakob Schmidt
German Die große Stille [as by Ted Chiang]
2021 Portuguese O Grande Silêncio [as by Ted Chiang]

Publications

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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.  
$7.99?$: US dollar
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
$14.95?$: US dollar
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
$28.00?$: US dollar
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
$14.95?$: US dollar
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  
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 2016-10-04 ed. Karen Joy Fowler Mariner Books 978-0-544-55521-1
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Mark R. Robinson  
The Great Silence 2016-10-11 Ted Chiang Electric Literature (Recommended Reading #230)  
$1.22?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap Logan Kahle Checkmark
Exhalation 2019-05-07 Ted Chiang Alfred A. Knopf (Borzoi Books) 978-1-101-94788-3
$25.95?$: US dollar
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Na Kim Checkmark
Exhalation 2019-05-07 Ted Chiang Random House Audio 978-1-984844-45-3
$31.50?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Na Kim Checkmark
Exhalation 2019-05-07 Ted Chiang Alfred A. Knopf (Borzoi Books) 978-1-101-94790-6
$13.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Na Kim Checkmark
Exhalation 2019-07-11 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5290-1448-8
£16.99?£: UK pound
368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Exhalation 2019-07-11 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5290-1450-1
£8.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Shutterstock Checkmark
Wat er van ons wordt verwacht 2019-09-19 Ted Chiang Volt 978-90-214-1769-1
€20.99?€: Euro
365+
[2]
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.
coll Checkmark
Wat er van ons wordt verwacht 2019-09-19 Ted Chiang Volt 978-90-214-1770-7
€10.99?€: Euro
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Выдох?Vydokh
2019-11-00
Тед Чан?Ted Chan
АСТ?AST
()
978-5-17-119490-1   352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Exhalation 2019-11-27 Ted Chiang Thorndike Press 978-1-4328-7137-6
$30.99?$: US dollar
524
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
息吹?いぶき
Ibuki
2019-12-15
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
978-4-15-209899-3
¥1,900?¥: Japanese yen
430+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll
水戸部功?Mitobe Isao
Checkmark
Exalare 2020-06-15 Ted Chiang Editura Nemira (Armada (Editura Nemira)) 978-606-43-0708-8
Lei 40?Lei: Romanian leu
358
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.
coll  
Exhalation 2020-06-30 Ted Chiang Vintage Books 978-1-101-97208-3
$16.95?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Na Kim  
Exhalation 2020-07-23 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5290-1449-5
£9.99?£: UK pound
208
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.
coll  
Die große Stille 2020-10-30 Ted Chiang Golkonda 978-3-96509-035-4
€24.00?€: Euro
390
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Expiração 2021-07-06 Ted Chiang Intrinseca 978-655-560238-8   416
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Na Kim  
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