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  • About this Author
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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. Yu lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A Novel
Written by Charles Yu


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A Novel
Written by Charles Yu


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $24.00

Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market and time-travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A Novel
Written by Charles Yu


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Sorry Please Thank You
Stories
Written by Charles Yu


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00

The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.

A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Sorry Please Thank You
Stories
Written by Charles Yu


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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