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Why The Most Powerful Time Travel Stories Aren’t About Changing The Past

The question “What would you do if you traveled back in time?” is often synonymous with the question “What would you change about the past?”. But time travel is a rich subgenre, and some of its most interesting stories aren’t about changing the past — they’re about exploring it, so we can better understand ourselves… »5/27/15 2:21pm5/27/15 2:21pm

Read a thoughtful story about gaming from Charles Yu's new collection, Sorry Please Thank You

Charles Yu won us over with his weird, melancholy novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and now he's back on July 24 with a collection of short stories called Sorry Please Thank You. Like his novel, these stories are psychological studies of neurotic nerds, struggling to stay alive as they fight… »7/18/12 2:41pm7/18/12 2:41pm

Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest on the Challenges and Thrills of Filming Their Books

It's been an exciting time for anybody who wants to see Hollywood adapting some more adventurous source material. Acclaimed books by Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest have all gotten movie deals recently. Jeff VanderMeer has a great roundup of how all three authors have responded to the news — including… »12/29/11 6:30am12/29/11 6:30am

Will Hollywood sentimentalize Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe?

We're mostly thrilled that Charles Yu's awesome novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe is getting a big Hollywood movie deal. We're a bit concerned, though, that it's being spearheaded by Chris Columbus, maker of the first two Harry Potter movies and Percy Jackson, among many other things. Will the… »12/02/11 10:30am12/02/11 10:30am

A Whole Month of Earthsea Discussions, with Charles Yu, Lev Grossman, Samuel Delany, Kelly Link and More!

If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a… »9/28/11 9:40am9/28/11 9:40am