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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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At Long Last, Love

Apr 12, 2019 · 1,447 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 43 views

Literary Fiction Romance television the universe and everything

When was the last time you were truly happy?

Vintage television
Go, Space Racer!

Feb 8, 2019 · 5,942 words (22 minutes) · 5 likes · 207 views

Humor Science Fiction

Unscripted! Raw! Rocketship rivalry! Reality TV takes to the cosmos

neON Racer

Featured January 16, 2019

Somebody's Daughter

Jan 15, 2019 · 13,367 words (49 minutes) · 4 likes · 360 views

Mystery Science Fiction

Not too many years from now, New York City police detectives Jake and Andy catch a very personal case--and in a world where organized crime has taken advantage of legalized human cloning, family secrets take on a whole new meaning. But how far are Jake and Andy willing to bend the rules in order to uncover the truth?

NYPD BLUE