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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu.. Brillant, mad time-machine repairman novel. Funny and wicked.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Glittering layers of gorgeous and playful meta-science-fiction. . . . Like [Douglas] Adams, Yu is very funny, usually proportional to the wildness of his inventions, but Yu's sound and fury conceal (and construct) this novel's dense, tragic, all-too-human heart. . . . Yu is a superhero of rendering human consciousness and emotion in the language of engineering and science. . . . A complex, brainy, genre-hopping joyride of a story, far more than the sum of its component parts, and smart and tragic enough to engage all regions of the brain and body.."

The New York Times Book Review

"How to Live Safely is a book likely to generate a lot of discussion, within science fiction and outside, infuriating some readers while delighting many others.."

San Francisco Chronicle

Author bio: Charles received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero, and he has also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His work has been published in the Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, and Mid-American Review, among other journals. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle, and their two children. More information can be found here: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/117447/charles-yu

Book Details: General Fiction; 239 pp. Douglas Adams redux: Kindle/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/

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