Charles Yu’s debut novel, “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe”, is a brainy reverie of sexbots, rayguns, time travel and Buddhist zombie mothers. Usually it’s just the writer who weaves a novel’s universe, but for Yu’s characters, make-believe is actually bound up with the laws of physics: their world is shaped as much by memory and imagination as by gravity or the speed of light. It’s a capricious place, full of alternate dimensions and vanishing continents, and Yu’s characters need all manner of gadgetry to stay alive.
NEW YORK (CBS) Do you want to believe?
An Irish filmmaker says he’s convinced that footage from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film shows a woman talking on a cell phone – and that after considering all the possibilities the only one that stands up to reason is that the woman is a time traveler from the future.
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