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CHARLES YU is the author of four books, including his latest, Interior Chinatown, which is a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and shortlisted for Le Prix Médicis étranger. He has received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, been nominated for two Writers Guild of America awards for his work on the HBO series Westworld, and has also written for shows on FX, AMC, Facebook Watch, and Adult Swim. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a number of publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Wired, Time and Ploughshares. You can find him on Twitter @charles_yu.

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“...unfortunately, it's true: time does heal. It will do so whether you like it or not, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. If you're not careful, time will take away everything that ever hurt you, everything you have ever lost, and replace it with knowledge. Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience. Raw data will be compiled, will be translated into a more comprehensible language. The individual events of your life will be transmuted into another substance called memory and in the mechanism something will be lost and you will never be able to reverse it, you will never again have the original moment back in its uncategorized, preprocessed state. It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter.”
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“If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.”
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“Most people I know live their lives moving in a constant forward direction, the whole time looking backward.”
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What is your favorite time travel book? (Please add it if it's not already here).

 
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Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon OutlanderOutlander (write-in)
 
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11/22/63 by Stephen King 11/22/63 by Stephen King (write-in)
 
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Red River, Vol. 1 (Red River, #1) by Chie Shinohara Anatolia Story by Chie Shinohara (Note by admin: This is actually a Manga graphic novel series know as Red River in the English translation but a notable entry in this chart)
 
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The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1) by Félix J. Palma The Map of Time (write-in)
 
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Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3) by Connie Willis Blackout by Connie Willis (write-in)
 
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Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson Somewhere in Time (write-in)
 
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Unhappenings (write-in)
 
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Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut (write-in)
 
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