The Lifecycle of Software Objects
|The Lifecycle of Software Objects|
|Original title||The Lifecycle of Software Objects|
|Cover artist||Christian Pearce|
|Genre||Science Fiction novella|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Pages||150 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 978-1-59606-317-4 (first edition, hardback)|
The Lifecycle of Software Objects is a novella by Ted Chiang originally published in 2010 by Subterranean Press. It won the 2011 Locus Award for Best Novella and the Hugo Award for Best Novella.
This is Chiang's first novella to be published originally in hardcover. As of December 22, 2010, both the first edition and trade edition have sold out, but the novella remains available in second printing from Subterranean Press's website.
The Subterreanean Press edition of the novella features ten internal paintings and cover art by Weta Workshop artist Christian Pearce. Each of the novella's ten chapters is preceded by a map designed by Jacob McMurray.
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