Curtis C. Chen

Curtis writes mostly science fiction and fantasy. MOSTLY.

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Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is the first in a series of funny science fiction spy thrillers. He has written for Ninth Step Station and Machina on Serial Box.

Curtis' short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Oregon Reads Aloud, and elsewhere. His homebrew cat feeding robot was displayed in the "Worlds Beyond Here" exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Viable Paradise writers' workshops.

You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of most every month. And yes, there is a puzzle hidden in each of the KANGAROO book covers! Finding the rabbit holes is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Waypoint Kangaroo

By Curtis C. Chen

Meet Kangaroo. He’s a superpowered secret agent who’s about to face his toughest mission yet: Vacation.

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Kangaroo Too

By Curtis C. Chen

Kangaroo’s back! And this time it’s personal... Maybe?

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Thursday's Children: Flash Fiction from 512 Words or Fewer

By Curtis C. Chen

A collection of very short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories from 512 Words or Fewer: a weekly anthology of flash fiction published online between October, 2008, and August, 2013.

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