63. Story of Your Life / Arrival

Chris and Kaylia talk about thinking about time travel, the limitations of language, just how many diagrams are too many for a short story, and what makes this movie adaptation just so freakin’ awesome.

Story of Your Life” is a science fiction novella by American writer Ted Chiang, first published in Starlight 2 in 1998, and in 2002 in Chiang’s collection of short stories, Stories of Your Life and Others. (Purchase it here with our affiliate link.)

Arrival: A film adaptation of the story by Eric Heisserer and directed by Denis Villeneuve, was released in 2016. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Watch it here with our affiliate link.)


This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Special Guest

Chris Jarvis

Gay – Activist – Writer –
Atheist – Married – Ordained Minister – Loudmouth Truth Seeker

Chris on Facebook

Book and movie recap runs from 10.30 – 19.07

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Show Notes / Sources

Our episode for Brokeback Mountain

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Our episode for Love Simon

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Our episode for … And The Band Played On

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Kaylia on TikTok @lostcatof5tales

Kaylia’s weekly book review blog 

Total Recall

Thriftbooks

Dune Book 

Dune the miniseries Dune old movie, and Dune the new movie

Slaughterhouse 5

Abbott and Costello

CXG 

Star Trek… I don’t think this needs a link, do you?

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_Your_Life

https://www.fictionunbound.com/blog/2017/2/2/who-did-it-better-story-of-your-life-vs-arrival

https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/16/13642396/arrival-ted-chiang-story-of-your-life-film-twist-ending

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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