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Wesley Chu


Taiwan

Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was just a pup. It was there he became a Kung Fu master and gymnast.

Wesley is an avid gamer and a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. A former stunt man and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, he can also be seen in film and television playing roles such as Banzai Chef in Fred Claus and putting out Oscar worthy performances as a bank teller in Chicago Blackhawks commercials.

Besides working as an Associate Vice President at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife Paula Kim and their Airedale Terrier, Eva.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
Tao
   1. The Lives of Tao (2013)
   2. The Deaths of Tao (2013)
   3. The Rebirths of Tao (2014)
   The Days of Tao (2016)
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Time Salvager
   1. Time Salvager (2015)
   2. Time Siege (2016)
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Io
   1. The Rise of Io (2016)
   2. The Fall of Io (2019)
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Novels
   Typhoon (2019)
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Wesley Chu recommends
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The Tainted Cup (2024)
(Shadow of the Leviathan, book 1)
Robert Jackson Bennett
"Part Sherlock Holmes murder mystery, part Through the Looking-Glass, The Tainted Cup is one of the wildest, most original stories I've ever had the privilege to explore. I am in awe of Bennett's creativity, the intricate plotting, and this immersive world filled with mushroom air conditioners, killer trees, and giant leviathans that stretch the imagination. I loved every second of it. This is a book that has planted roots in my head for the rest of my life."
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The King-Killing Queen (2023)
(King-Killing Queen, book 1)
Shawn Speakman
"The King-Killing Queen is a breathless thrill ride helmed by an unrelenting heroine... classic high fantasy at its best."
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The Paradox Hotel (2022)
Rob Hart
"A tricky and trippy mystery that keeps the reader guessing and thinking well past the very last page."

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Awards
2015 Astounding Award for Best New Writer : The Lives of Tao

Award nominations
2014 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : The Lives of Tao


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