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Wesley Chu


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, Horror
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2014) : The Lives of Tao
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2015) : The Lives of Tao

Wesley Chu recommends
The Fold (2015)
Peter Clines
"A little Crichton and a little Sherlock--and sure to please fans of both."
The Desert Prince (2020)
(Nightfall Saga, book 1)
Peter V Brett
"The Desert Prince is a deeply intimate, yet epic adventure. Heart-wrenching, smart, and modern, this book kept me wide-eyed and wide awake for many-a-nights as I struggled step-for-step alongside Olive and Darin from the green lands to the desert pits to the darkest recesses of the demon minds. The Desert Prince has set a new standard for fantasy."
Sixteenth Watch (2020)
Myke Cole
"Myke Cole has raised the bar on military sci-fi. Sixteenth Watch pushes the envelope into new and exciting territory."
Any Sign of Life (2021)
Rae Carson
"Any Sign of Life is a heartbreaking story filled with courage, friendship, and personality. Paige Miller is the perfect team-up buddy in an apocalypse. I was with her when she lost everything, and stood right next to her when she took it all back."
Child of Light (2021)
(Child of Light, book 1)
Terry Brooks
"With a unique setting that is a heady dystopic blend of mysticism and the future, Child of Light is an otherworldly adventure from the fertile mind of one of the most beloved storytellers of our generation."
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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