Books Charles Yu Books by Charles Yu Charles Yu has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Charles Yu Author Interviews 'Sorry Please Thank You': Technically, We're All Alone July 27, 2012 Smartphones and tablets just need a flick of a finger to keep us updated about news and friends anytime, anywhere. As much as we're connected, though, we're also detached. That's a big theme in a new book of short stories by author Charles Yu. 'Sorry Please Thank You': Technically, We're All Alone Listen · 5:50 5:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157475485/157554122" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Experimental Fiction At Its Finest — And Funniest July 24, 2012 Charles Yu's collection Sorry Please Thank You embraces the tradition of experimental fiction that dates back to Gertrude Stein, playfully spinning fictions with a speculative edge. NPR critic Alan Cheuse says he's the best "story-bending talent" since George Saunders. Three Books... Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure March 5, 2012 Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below. Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure Listen · 4:00 4:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146880518/148072300" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Time-Traveling Dropout Rules 'Fictional Universe' October 2, 2010 In How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu grafts the laws of theoretical physics onto the yearnings of the human heart. His time paradoxes are playful and clever — but he also describes a universe-wide emotional gap with a haunting, melancholic air. Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Third Class Superhero' July 3, 2008 Charles Yu's collection of short stories explores issues of identity and choice through empathetic characters like low-level superhero Moisture Man.