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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 fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is the first in a series of funny science fiction spy thrillers. He has written for Ninth Step Station and Machina on Serial Box.

Curtis' short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Oregon Reads Aloud, and elsewhere. His homebrew cat feeding robot was displayed in the "Worlds Beyond Here" exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle. 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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Kinky Bots

Published Jun 30, 2020 · 3,718 words (14 minutes) · 6 views

Science Fiction disability avatars_inc sexbots

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The body electric

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Dragger’s End

Published May 31, 2020 · 1,073 words (4 minutes) · 50 views

Science Fiction Starships were meant to fly

Pioneers and plumbers

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When Second Is Actually First

Published Apr 29, 2020 · 4,349 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 127 views

Science Fiction capitalism eat the rich fair is fair

Capitalism is dead, long live capitalism?

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Made with Canon 5d Mark III and loved analog lens, Leica APO Macro Elmarit-R 2.8 / 100mm (Year: 1993)

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It Takes Two

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

Horror Science Fiction Romance get your ass to mars reverse war of the worlds did i just blow your mind

"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 · 370 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction near future cat Basic Income

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

Science Fiction aliens ghosts hawks doves pure energy

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 · 24 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Afterlife magic items spirit victims unit

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

Humor Science Fiction orbital shenanigans gratuitous oregon references

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

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Is there cell reception in space?