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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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It Takes Two

Published Mar 31, 2020 · 4,182 words (16 minutes) · 30 views

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"The time has come," the astronaut said, "to talk of many things: of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of presidents and quarantines."

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Little Growing Plant

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Cats Don’t Care About Universal Basic Income

Published Feb 25, 2020 · 4,124 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views

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Bailey the cat provides commentary as his human starts getting her first universal basic income payments. She doesn't quit her job or waste her money on frivolous spending. But she does have to adjust to this change in her life.

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Ghosts of Earth

Published Jan 29, 2020 · 7,353 words (27 minutes) · 1 like · 2 views

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Ghosts vs. Aliens!

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Ten Days Up

Published Dec 9, 2019 · 6,826 words (25 minutes)

Science Fiction space elevator earth orbit disaster!

Another potential for corporate involvement are space elevators and other stations above the Earth such as the setting for our next tale. When her partner passes out, a female astronaut must work to save both of their lives...

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Ghost Patrol

Published Oct 15, 2019 · 5,708 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 23 views

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Are you afraid of NO GHOST, though?

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Fresh Off the Bod

Published Oct 1, 2019 · 5,563 words (21 minutes) · 18 views

Fantasy Horror network television body snatching pun intended

Once upon a time in Hollywood...

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Walked up to the court in the crushing mid-afternoon sun not expecting to take any photos but as I casually pulled my camera out, these guys graciously jumped not only into formation, but right into my frame.

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Have Spacesuit, Will Travel

Published Aug 1, 2019 · 796 words (3 minutes) · 14 views

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You can't copyright a title so back off, Heinlein estate!

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Is there cell reception in space?

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By the Light of the Moon

Updated Jul 18, 2019 · 53,813 words (196 minutes) · 1 like · 110 views

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What if the Moon were magic? What if simply looking at the full Moon would transform one out of every ten people into a mindless animal? What if, in the year 1968, NASA decided to send three astronauts to orbit the Moon anyway?

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Moon close-up by NASA

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Laddie Come Home

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 5,924 words (22 minutes) · 17 views

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AI is a girl's best friend?

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Making Waves

Published Jun 11, 2019 · 6,315 words (23 minutes) · 16 views

Fantasy Horror Historical magic WWII submarine

An alternate WWII where magic and monsters exist, but you can still fight with submarines... mostly...

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