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 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 Portland 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.

Stories · Posts · Books

Happy [X]alentines Daze

Feb 8, 2019 · 139 words (1 minute)

I know this is late, DGAF

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For Your Consideration

Feb 8, 2019 · 214 words (1 minute)

srsly tho don't vote for me

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What I've Been Reading

Jan 29, 2019 · 133 words (1 minute)

If you care about such things.

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Ninth Step Station: "The Fallen Executive"

Jan 24, 2019 · 41 words (1 minute)

A powerful corporate chairman crashes to his death on a Tokyo pavement. Is it suicide? Or murder?

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Welcome to the Future!

Sep 6, 2018 · 200 words (1 minute) · 1 like

I'm bad at post titles.

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