Author: Charles Yu

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Contemporary Fiction Review: Interior Chinatown

May 27, 2020 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

Contemporary Fiction Review: Interior ChinatownTitle: Interior Chinatown
Author: Charles Yu
Source: Library
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Rating:three-stars

Summary: Sometimes funny and thought-provoking, but at times comments on social issues were more clear than the plot.

“Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here too. . . but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the highest aspiration he can imagine for a Chinatown denizen. Or is it?” (source) Read more »

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Sci-Fi Review: Robot Uprisings

September 13, 2017 Uncategorized 5 ★★★

Sci-Fi Review: Robot UprisingsTitle: Robot Uprisings
Author: Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams, Julianna Baggott, Alastair Reynolds, Alan Dean Foster, Ian McDonald, Robin Wasserman, John McCarthy, Seanan McGuire, Nnedi Okorafor, Scott Sigler, Charles Yu, Anna North, Genevieve Valentine, Hugh Howey, Ernest Cline, Cory Doctorow, Jeff Abbott
Source: Library
|Goodreads
Rating:three-stars

Summary: There were some awesome ideas in this collection, but many of the stories felt under-developed or incomplete.

I don’t read a lot of sci-fi any more, but it’s one of the genres I read the most in high school and I still often love it when I pick it up. So, even though short stories aren’t always my thing, I thought there couldn’t be much better than a collection all about robot uprisings. I also recognized the names of a number of authors in the collection, including Nnedi Okorafor, Ernest Cline, and Cory Doctorow.  Read more »

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