How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Author(s): Charles Yu
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.17 hours)
Product Number: Z10402
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490666181
Narrator/s: James Yaegashi
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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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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Product Number: BX00034769
Product Number:DF136
Product Number:Z10402

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Charles Yu
Narrator(s): James Yaegashi
Product Number DF136
Released: Feb 25, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449834876
Author(s): Charles Yu
Product Number EB00169961
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307379481

Professional reviews

"James Yaegashi narrates the story of emotionally stunted Charles Yu, who has the same name as the author and who in the novel is a time-travel technician who lives in Minor Universe 31. Sounding enthusiastic and engaging, Yaegashi adds emphasis to the author's sharp wit and irony. Yaegashi finds unique voices for characters such as the sarcastic TAMMY, the operating system who has low self-esteem, and sexbots, who come up with hilarious one-liners. However, the heart of the story is Yu's search for his father, who invented time travel and then disappeared. Yaegashi delivers the playful and inventive language, which tweaks our expectations with shifts in cadence and timbre. This unique first novel and its skilled narrator present a nifty listening experience. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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