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Ask Charles Yu what inspired him to be a science fiction writer

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Charles Yu is the author of one of the best SF novels of 2011, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and this week he's published a new book of short stories, Sorry Please Thank You (you can read one of the stories in it for free, here).

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Today he's joining us from 2-3 PM PST for a discussion about what inspires him, what made him write the kind of science fiction that he does, and anything else you'd like to ask about his work! Find out what's going on in the brain of one of the rising stars of scifi lit! Start asking questions now and he'll answer them starting at 2.

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Annalee Newitz

A lot of science fiction writers say that they've been inspired by developments in science. I wonder if that's ever been an inspiration for you, or if you're more inspired by developments in science fiction?