Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

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 (2017 Locus Awards Finalist – First Novel Category) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. A sequel, KANGAROO TOO, launches on June 20, 2017.

Curtis' short stories have appeared in 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 Portland on the second Tuesday of most every month.

 

Bibliography

KANGAROO TOO (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017)
WAYPOINT KANGAROO (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016)
"Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" (SMART: Oregon Reads Aloud, 2016)
"Ghost Patrol" (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #64, 2016)
"Like a Ghost I'm Gonna Haunt You" (Daily Science Fiction, 2016)
"Laddie Come Home" (2016 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, 2015)
"Ten Days Up" (Mission: Tomorrow, 2015)
"Bounty Call" (Perihelion Science Fiction, 2015)
"Godwin's Law" (The Future Fire, 2015)
"It's Machine Code" (Unlikely Story #11: The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography, 2015)
"Zugzwang" (Daily Science Fiction, 2014)
"Making Waves" (SNAFU, 2014)
"Somebody's Daughter" (Leading Edge Issue 65, 2014)
THURSDAY'S CHILDREN: FLASH FICTION FROM 512 WORDS OR FEWER (CKL*, 2014)

Awards and Memberships

Active Member, SFWA

Winner, 2011 Stanford In Entertainment (SIE) script competition, 30-minute category

 

Related Experience

Teaching:
Norwescon 40 Workshop "Write Your Elevator Pitch" (April, 2017)
Clarion West One-Day Workshop "Synopses and Queries: How Do They Word?" (January, 2017)
Presented 5-minute tech talks at Ignite Portland (2009-2013)

Narration:
Narrated short stories for PodCastle (2017-present)
Hosted and produced SnoutCast weekly podcast (2009-2015)
Sang bass with a cappella group The Richter Scales (2000-2008)

Other:
Co-founded monthly community event Puzzled Pint (2010-present)

 

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