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SBCC Reads : 2022 Reads

This guide describes the SBCC Reads program, present and past.

Book Giveaway

SBCC students can pick up a free copy of Exhalation: Stories at the Luria Library Reference & Information Desk during library in-person open hours, while supplies last.

Call 805-730-4444 during in-person open hours to confirm availability.

About the Book

About the Author

photo of Ted Chiang, photo credit to Alan Berner Ted Chiang is a writer of science fiction who has won numerous awards for his short stories and novellas. His short story "Story of Your Life" was adapted into the 2016 film Arrival. In the video below, Shelley Streeby, Director of the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop at UC San Diego, interviews Chiang about his work and the role of science fiction in constructing our own future world.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 4pm
Faculty Panel Book Discussion (online)

Registration required.

Co-sponsored by SBCC and UCSB, this interdisciplinary discussion of Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang will include panelists Rudy Busto (Religious Studies), erin Khuê Ninh (Asian American Studies), Misha Sra (Computer Science), and Sharon Tettegah (Black Studies). Moderated by David Weld (Physics). The event will be captioned.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 12pm
Teaching the Reads Book: Faculty Panel (online)

Registration required.

Co-sponsored by UCSB Library and the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) this moderated discussion will explore incorporating the 2022 Reads book into a course. Panelists include Tim Dewar (Gervirtz Graduate School of Education), Brian Donnelly (English), Kathy Foltz (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Behrooz Parhami (Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Kathy Patterson (Writing Program). Moderated by Elina Salminen (CITRAL).

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:30pm
Author Talk (at Campbell Hall, UCSB)

Registration required. Doors open at 6:50 pm.

Ted Chiang, author of Exhalation: Stories, will present a free, in-person lecture.

Looking for More?

For more information about Chiang, his work, and other related UCSB Reads events, see the UCSB Reads 2022 Guide from the UCSB Library.

Read More

The short story collections below include stories by Ted Chiang and others.