How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Charles Yu

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Once I saw the title, how could I not get this book, honestly? And the ray guns on the cover sealed the deal, if the title hadn’t.

I think, ultimately, that the book itself didn’t totally live up to the title, but was pretty good anyway. It’s ostensibly about time travel, but really about a man and his relationship with his father, in understanding his father better.

Pretty meta, really, but good if you’re into that type of thing.

One Reply to “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Charles Yu”

  1. I read this after Cory Doctorow recommended it on Boing Boing while traveling in Bali.

    I must say, it was a bit too meta for me. I was hoping for an interesting read with time travel or the like. I’ve actively recommended against it to people.

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