How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu is simultaneously a commentary on contemporary society, as well as an adventure into the real universe layered with playful meta science fiction. Yu believes that everyone carries the burden of life's uncertainties, worries, concerns, and the unexplained phenomena of human emotions which includes seeking out loved ones.
Yu discusses how the extended family is the converse of the alternative self. Your relatives may be in contact; however, life itself is not permanent. Yu states that : "At some point in your life, this statement will be true: Tomorrow you will lose everything forever. " The march of time forces each of us to move on despite our experiences with friends, relatives, and significant others.
There is a theoretical physical side to Yu's book. The author portrays a world in which there is a different presentation of the universe each day. He explains that the universe has no cause. The state of the universe is one of entropy with an infinite loop across a Euclidean Plane.
Entropy has been defined as the ultimate degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to a state of inert uniformity. In addition, entropy has been referred to as the amount of disorder in a thermodynamic system that in essence refers to unavailable energy to do work.
How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe is a complex book which covers the dynamics of contemporary society, contradictions in the physical universe, and meta science fiction all in one. The presentation poses challenging concepts for readers to mull over and debate.