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Curtis C. Chen

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Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. The sequel, KANGAROO TOO, lands our hero on the Moon to confront long-buried secrets. Curtis' short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, MISSION: TOMORROW, and OREGON READS ALOUD. 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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Happy Halloween!

Published Oct 16, 2019 · 180 words (1 minute) · 8 views

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It's a nice day for a light sweater. It's a nice day for a cardigan.

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It's still September and here's your content

Published Oct 1, 2019 · 124 words (1 minute) · 20 views

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meanwhile, on the internet

Published Aug 29, 2019 · 184 words (1 minute) · 40 views

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There’s a derelict factory grounds very close to me, this wall has been erected since the car park was closed to stop cars entering. I love the engraved arrow, rather than the usual, obvious plastic signage. I’m always looking for direction, this photo reminds me that every way is a way.

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Reprint for August: "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel"

Published Aug 1, 2019 · 97 words (1 minute) · 56 views

SMART kids in space

from Oregon to orbit

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Art installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno at the K21 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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July 25, 2019

Published Jul 26, 2019 · 118 words (1 minute) · 67 views

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Alternate Astronauts Ahoy!

Published Jul 18, 2019 · 190 words (1 minute) · 71 views

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing!

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

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Reprint for July: "Laddie Come Home"

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 144 words (1 minute) · 111 views

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This month, a trip to Indonesia with a talking computer!

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nothing ever ends

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 158 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 100 views

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it's neverending

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Our travel took us to an empty place in the north-east of Spain, where we decided to make real the idea of the life as a cycle that never ends, enveloped by an overpowering darkness. We wanted to combine the milky way surrounded by the stars and the light trail but there was a lot of clouds all over us impeding to take the perfect photo. The picture makes me feel trapped into the mysterious ambience that was created.

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That's Why It's Hotter Under the Water

Published Jun 11, 2019 · 324 words (2 minutes) · 151 views

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Yeah we in luck here, down in the muck here!

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Summer Reading

Published May 7, 2019 · 101 words (1 minute) · 111 views

it's getting hot out there

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