How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu audiobook

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel

By Charles Yu
Read by James Yaegashi

Recorded Books, Inc.
6.17 Hours 1
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In this fiercely original novel, Charles is a time-traveling repairman working in the off-kilter Minor Universe 31. He helps clients return to their biggest mistakes, which they incorrectly believe they can repair. But they can't-and that's bad news for Charles, who once accidentally ran into and shot his future self. ". a triumph, as good as anything in Calvino or Stanislaw Lem. I wish I could travel back in time with a copy and fraudulently publish it under my own name."-Lev Grossman, New York Times best-selling author

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Summary

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A BookRiot Pick of Books to Read If You Miss Doctor Who

In this fiercely original novel, Charles is a time-traveling repairman working in the off-kilter Minor Universe 31. He helps clients return to their biggest mistakes, which they incorrectly believe they can repair. But they can't-and that's bad news for Charles, who once accidentally ran into and shot his future self. ". a triumph, as good as anything in Calvino or Stanislaw Lem. I wish I could travel back in time with a copy and fraudulently publish it under my own name."-Lev Grossman, New York Times best-selling author

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brainy reverie of sexbots, rayguns, time travel, and Buddhist zombie mothers…Packed with deft emotional insight.” Economist (London)
“Glittering layers of gorgeous and playful meta-science-fiction…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.” New York Times Book Review
“A funny, funny book, and it’s a good thing, too; because at its heart it’s a book about loneliness, regret, and the all-too-human desire to change the past.” Tor.com
“Compulsively rereadable…Hilarious.” Los Angeles Times
“There’s some really beautiful descriptions of time travel worthy of a Murray Gold–scored Doctor speech.” BookRiot
“A whimsical yet sincere tribute to old-school science fiction and quantum physics…A fascinating, philosophical and disorienting thriller about life and the context that gives it meaning.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Yu

Author Bio: Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which was named one of the best books of the year by Time magazine. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His work has been published in the New York Times, Playboy, and Slate, among other periodicals.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English