In contrast to Bradbury, I have Chiang. Now these are science fiction, and they are particularly rare in that the are fine examples of both science and storytelling. I picked it up because the new movie Arrival is based on one of these stories. It's a first-contact story starring a linguist. Who doesn't love a linguist?
Any one of these stories is mind-blowing, but together, sheesh, I'm reduced to mental rubble. I don't have words enough to express how cool they are.
Highly recommended to anyone who loves science, and to readers who enjoy thought-provoking stories.
Do read the notes on the stories at the end. The aren't necessary, but they are interesting.