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    • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

    • By: Charles Yu
    • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 207

    Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Not the Way to Go Here

    • By Garrett Matthew on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Watchlist

    • 32 Short Stories by Persons of Interest
    • By: Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, Etgar Keret, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    We are being watched. That this statement no longer shocks is itself shocking. Post-Snowden, we know that the government - everywhere - has been reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, and watching whatever we do on the Internet. The only thing concealed is the nature of our watchers. In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, reflect on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sorry Please Thank You: Stories

    • By: Charles Yu
    • Narrated by: James Yaegashi, Johnathon Ross, Mark Nelson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    New York Times Notable Book author Charles Yu wrote the best-selling novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. In his stunning, often humorous, collection Sorry Please Thank You, Yu draws on pop culture and science to make incisive observations about society - and offer touching insight into the human condition. In two of Yu’s remarkable stories, he focuses on a big-box-store night-shift employee with girl trouble and a company that outsources grief for profit.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A forgettable short story collection

    • By Robert on 05-09-13

    Regular price: $17.49