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How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu

Kaitlyn - HH Woden Staff


Completely wacky and entirely engrossing, How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe is an off-the-wall, Jasper Fforde-esque delight. Early on in the story, the reader finds themselves wondering what exactly they’re there for – but once the first plot point kicks in, this novel is a serious ride. The fresh perspective and brutal, touching inner conflicts meet with a stream-of-consciousness style and a universe where time travel is the norm make this book fun but poignant. To sum up this book – an interaction between our protagonist and a sexbot made me well up. Surprisingly intimate and real, How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe is a compelling, thoughtful novel.