In the latest installment of its “Emerging Writers to Watch” column, the Daily Beast calls Charles Yu, author of “a truly original novel” (Kevin Brockmeier) How to Live Safely in Science Fictional Universe, one of the “best new writers” in America. Reviewer Sarah Weinman hails the book as “one of the trippiest and most thoughtful novels I’ve read all year . . . . Marvelously entertaining and accessible . . . . Like the work of Richard Powers, who nominated Yu for the “5 under 35” award, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe fuses the scientific and the emotional in ways that bring about something new.” As Colson Whitehead says, “This book is cool as hell. If I could go back in time and read it earlier, I would.”
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe goes on sale from Pantheon Books September 7. Check out Charles Yu’s fall book tour schedule for your chance to meet this emerging young talent in person!