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Charles Yu

Guest posted by Seth Fried,

Since the passing of Kurt Vonnegut, there’s been a vacancy in contemporary fiction for a writer who can seamlessly combine literary fiction with science fiction, while also proceeding with a screwball sense of humor and just a bunch of non-specific awesomeness. Ladies and gentleman, I present Charles Yu for your consideration. His recent novel, How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, is garnering a lot of attention, and rightly so. The book is amazing. To confirm this you only have to consider the fact that the official synopsis of the book contains both the phrases “touching story of a father searching for his son” and “lonely sexbots.”

Posted by Seth Fried