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Charles Yu


USA flag (1976 - )

Charles Yu graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia Law School. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.
 
Anthologies edited
Shadow Show (2012) (with Eddie Campbell, Mort Castle, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Maria FrAihlich, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, Charles Paul Wilson III, Audrey Niffenegger, Sam Weller and Sam Wheeler)
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (2017) (with John Joseph Adams)
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Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe


Charles Yu recommends
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A Highly Unlikely Scenario (2014)
Rachel Cantor
"Both profoundly wild and wildly profound."
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Join (2016)
Steve Toutonghi
"From the first page, Toutonghi launches us into a strange and fascinating new world, exploring ideas with nuance and verve. Strikingly original and deeply imaginative."
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The Warren (2016)
Brian Evenson
"What is a human? What is a person? The Warren is a truly original exploration of these questions the kind of work that causes one to re-examine long-held certainties. Profound and deeply unsettling, in the best way possible."
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Faller (2016)
Will McIntosh
"Love Minus Eighty is a book that makes me envious as a writer."
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The Ready-Made Thief (2017)
Augustus Rose
"A rewarding novel full of pleasures and surprises. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, it took me somewhere stranger and deeper than I could have imagined. A rich, heady mix of ideas and thrills."
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The Wanderers (2017)
Meg Howrey
"Elegant, thoughtful, gorgeously written. A meditation on solitude, connection, aspiration, imagination and reality, which builds effortlessly to moments of immense power and honesty."
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Spoonbenders (2017)
Daryl Gregory
"A big generational family story of longing, nostalgia and humor. The writing is so deftly charming and yet deeply felt. Spoonbenders is entertaining and moving - a perfect summer read."
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Autonomous (2017)
Annalee Newitz
"This book is a cyborg. Partly, it's a novel of ideas, about property, the very concept of it, and how our laws and systems about property shape class structure and society, as well as notions of identity, the self, bodies, autonomy at the most fundamental levels, all woven seamlessly into a dense mesh of impressive complexity. Don't let that fool you though. Because wrapped around that is the most badass exoskeleton--a thrilling and sexy story about pirates and their adventures. Newitz has fused these two layers together at the micro- and macro-levels with insight and wit and verbal flair. Moves fast, with frightening intelligence."

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