How To Live Safely In a Science Fiction Universe by Charles YuCharles Yu’s How To Live Safely In A Science Fiction Universe was released earlier this year to great critical acclaim and has begun showing up on Best of 2010 lists around the web.

Root canal is one fifty, give or take, depending on who’s doing it to you. A migraine is two hundred.

Not that I get the money. The company gets it. What I get is twelve dollars an hour, plus reimbursement for painkillers. Not that they work.

I feel pain for money. Other people’s pain. Physical, emotional, you name it.

Pain is an illusion, I know, and so is time, I know, I know. I know. The shift manager never stops reminding us. Doesn’t help, actually. Doesn’t help when you are on your third broken leg of the day.

His latest short story, Standard Loneliness Package is available from Lightspeed Magazine. He was also recently interviewed on Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  • Walter Rhein November 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations! Now where can one go to read the rest of it?

  • aidan November 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Erm… by following the link I included in the post?