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The Great Silence

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The Great Silence

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Author: Ted Chiang
Publisher: Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2016
Original English publication, 2015

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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"Ted Chiang’s very short story, 'The Great Silence' adds another set of questions to the Fermi Paradox speculations. Why, he asks, are we so interested in finding intelligence in the stars and so deaf to the many species who manifest it here on earth? And also: why have we demanded that, as proof of intelligence, non-human animals communicate to us in human language, and then dismissed those creatures that actually do so?" - Karen Joy Fowler


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