There is an issue with the catalog.  Information about book availability and locations may be incorrect.  We are working to resolve the problem.

How to live safely in a science fictional universe: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780307379207
9780307379481
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ac46d884-edf3-bdcd-d71e-e299c94abf8e
Full title how to live safely in a science fictional universe
Author yu charles
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-06-18 07:30:35AM
Last Indexed 2018-06-18 07:39:01AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Yu, Charles, 1976-
author_display Charles Yu
available_at_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional, Green Road Community, Holly Springs Community, Leesville Community, West Regional
collection_catalog Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
detailed_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Eva H. Perry Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Green Road Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Holly Springs Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Leesville Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, West Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
display_description

  • This ebook includes photos, illustrations, and a bonus short story, which add to the ever-expanding world of Minor Universe 31.

    Photos and illustrations appear as hyperlinks in text.


    National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner Charles Yu delivers his debut novel, a razor-sharp, ridiculously funny, and utterly touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space--time.

    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. When he's not taking client calls or consoling his boss, Phil, who could really use an upgrade, Yu visits his mother (stuck in a one-hour cycle of time, she makes dinner over and over and over) and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. Accompanied by TAMMY, an operating system with low self-esteem, and Ed, a nonexistent but ontologically valid dog, Yu sets out, and back, and beyond, in order to find the one day where he and his father can meet in memory. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It's called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and he's the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him--in fact it may even save his life.

    Wildly new and adventurous, Yu's debut is certain to send shock waves of wonder through literary space--time.

  • format_catalog Book, eBook
    format_category_catalog Books, eBook
    id ac46d884-edf3-bdcd-d71e-e299c94abf8e
    isbn 9780307379207, 9780307379481
    item_details ils:609147|4609977|West Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WRL||, ils:609147|4609978|Eva H. Perry Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:609147|4609979|Eva H. Perry Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:609147|4609981|Eva H. Perry Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:609147|4609985|Holly Springs Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HSP||, ils:609147|4748491|Leesville Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LEE||, ils:609147|4995873|Cameron Village Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CAM||, ils:609147|5834499|Green Road Community - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|YU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GRE||, overdrive:54760cdd-166f-46e3-8388-7736ad4b4853|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
    itype_catalog
    last_indexed 2018-06-18T11:39:01.379Z
    lexile_score -1
    literary_form Fiction
    literary_form_full Fiction
    local_callnumber_catalog YU
    owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
    owning_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional, Green Road Community, Holly Springs Community, Leesville Community, West Regional
    primary_isbn 9780307379207
    publishDate 2010
    record_details ils:609147|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Pantheon Books,|2010.|239 pages ; 22 cm, overdrive:54760cdd-166f-46e3-8388-7736ad4b4853|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2010|
    recordtype grouped_work
    scoping_details_catalog
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    overdrive:54760cdd-166f-46e3-8388-7736ad4b4853 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    ils:609147 4609978 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4748491 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 5834499 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4609979 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4609985 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4609977 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4609981 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:609147 4995873 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    subject_facet Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Science fiction, Space and time -- Fiction, Time travel -- Fiction
    title_display How to live safely in a science fictional universe
    title_full How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe A Novel, How to live safely in a science fictional universe / Charles Yu
    title_short How to live safely in a science fictional universe
    title_sub A Novel
    topic_facet Fathers and sons, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Science Fiction, Space and time, Time travel