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 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

The First Story I Sold

Apr 12, 2019 · 138 words (1 minute) · 15 views

Behind the scenes of "At Long Last, Love"

I'm Back!

Apr 8, 2019 · 178 words (1 minute) · 21 views

No excuses, just reasons.

Eat drink and be married sign
Happy [X]alentines Daze

Feb 16, 2019 · 139 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 31 views

I know this is late, DGAF

A friend was looking for heart images for Valentine’s day… so I made a heart out of coffee beans. Lots of natural light comes in through our big windows in the kitchen - I love how the light hits the beans in this shot!
For Your Consideration

Feb 8, 2019 · 214 words (1 minute) · 29 views

srsly tho don't vote for me

What I've Been Reading

Jan 29, 2019 · 133 words (1 minute) · 32 views

If you care about such things.

This quaint sign hangs outside Desperate Literature, an international bookstore in downtown Madrid. Took this during a bookshop photowalk with some friends from my book club.
Ninth Step Station: "The Fallen Executive"

Jan 24, 2019 · 41 words (1 minute) · 34 views

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

Foggy skyscrapers
Welcome to the Future!

Sep 6, 2018 · 200 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 92 views

I'm bad at post titles.

A colourful and welcoming sign that would make the majority of us feel welcome. Colourful and creative and an improvement on a plain wall.