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
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...
Well now that I've finished it...Basically nothing happens until page 89 of 233. That's a long time to wait, especially while reading logorrhea from a guy who states explicitly that he's avoiding living--just hanging out with some software (and a dog that's not real) in a little box/womb. (For a min...
When I started this book, I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of [b:Ready Player One|9969571|Ready Player One|Ernest Cline|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1383399667s/9969571.jpg|14863741]. Instead, I got a mishmash of daddy issues and confusing sci-fi.Also, this is s...