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Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is hosted by io9, and this episode features an interview with Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe.

Episode #24 — Charles Yu

How To Live Safely In a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu

Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to discuss time travel and parallel universes. Plus, what’s the best time travel story ever?

Some of my favourite snippets from the show notes:

3:25 What books inspired Yu to become a writer? They include Asimov’s Foundation series and Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality

8:48 The rules of time travel in How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe

10:35 The setting in How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe

28:20 What makes a time travel story believable?

36:25 Dave explains how to meet a time traveler!

43:43 Have you ever run into a time traveler? Is so, email us at geeksgalaxy@gmail.com

49:34 Flux Capacitors! Find out if Dave was able to convince his dad to build one.

58:15 John doesn’t think they don’t use cassette tapes in the future

So head on over and listen to Episode #24 of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Discussion
  • Kathleen November 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    awesome I love Charles Yu! I just finished this book; it was amazing.