How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He... show more
From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mother and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. The key to locating his father may be found in a book. It's called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and somewhere inside it is information that will help him. It may even save his life.
Publish date: June 28th 2011
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
With only TAMMY - a slightly tearful computer with self-esteem issues - a software boss called Phil - Microsoft Middle Manager 3.0 - and an imaginary dog called Ed for company, fixing time machines is a lonely business and Charles Yu is stuck in a rut. He's spent the better part of a decade navel-ga...
Jeśli macie ochotę na lekturę czegoś lekkiego i odprężającego – to nie jest odpowiednia książka! A może i jest? Sama już nie wiem. Jest skomplikowania, momentami zbyt zagmatwana, ale po przeczytaniu jej całej nie wiem do końca, czy określenie „lekka” jest idealnym określeniem, czy totalnym przeciwie...
This book was a lot of fun. I raced through it in the course of two train journeys, which feels appropriate, because it's a book about time, and it's a book about travel. OK, it's a book about time travel, but it places emphasis on both elements of that phrase, and wow, is it clever. Our Narrato...
My personal subtitle for this book:Chronodiegetic science-fiction using the example of applied book-reader-interaction with a focus on metaphysics and philosophy.Books are time machines. Or in Charles Yu's words: "I.e. it is possible, in principle, to construct a universal time machine from no othe...
A little Thursday Next meets existentialist nerdgasming and goes time travelling. I really enjoyed Yu's book of Short Stories "Sorry Please Thank You", and I love Thursday Next, so I loved the idea of this book, where a youngish man who happens to work as a time travel repairman in a sci-fi unive...