How to live safely in a Science Fiction Universe


Charles Yu

Umm. I have to admit, this really wasn’t what I was expecting. There are strong similarities to Thursday Next series, but more in the self referential style than the plot.

This is a book about time travel. But not time travel where you can actually change anything. The Norikov self consistency principle holds. It’s not this universe either. He’s got a dog that doesn’t actually exist, for example. The book does explain what’s going on, as much as it can.

While I did enjoy reading it, it was more of a struggle than most. Very few characters, most from the viewpoint of the narrator.

Best description I have for it is odd. And there’s not a great deal I can say about it, without giving spoilers.