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Curtis C. Chen is a Taiwanese-American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He writes the Kangaroo series. Prior to becoming a novelist, Curtis was a Silicon Valley software engineer. His short stories have appeared in such publications as Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Mission: Tomorrow, and Oregon Reads Aloud. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Viable Paradise writers’ workshops. Curtis lives near Portland, Oregon.

Curtis C. Chen made his debut as a published author in 2016 with the novel Waypoint Kangaroo. The novel was a finalist for the 2017 Locus and Endeavour awards, respectively. Below is a list of Curtis C. Chen’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Kangaroo Books

Waypoint Kangaroo (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kangaroo Too (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Aliens (Bantam) Books

(with Various, William Gibson, Maurice Broaddus, Sam Kieth, Delilah S. Dawson, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Scott Sigler, Robert Sheckley, Yvonne Navarro, David Bischoff, Steve Perry, Ian Edginton, Mark Verheiden, David Barnett, Chris Ryall, Mira Grant, E.C. Myers, Steven L. Sears, Jess Landry, Alex White, S.D. Perry, William Simpson, B.K. Evenson, V. Castro, Susanne L. Lambdin, Paul Monette, Roshni "Rush" Bhatia, Louis Ozawa)

Predator (By: Paul Monette) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth War (By: Sam Kieth,Mark Verheiden) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Hive (By: Steve Perry) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Asylum (By: Steve Perry) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Female War (By: Steve Perry) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Genocide (By: David Bischoff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alien Harvest (By: Robert Sheckley,Steve Perry) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogue (By: Ian Edginton,William Simpson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Labyrinth (By: S.D. Perry) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Music Of The Spears (By: Yvonne Navarro) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Female War (By: Sam Kieth,Mark Verheiden) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Berserker (By: Steve Perry) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Predator Omnibus (By: Sandy Schofield,Nathan Archer) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hairspray and Switchblades (By: V. Castro) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alien: Phalanx (By: Scott Sigler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alien: The Original Screenplay (By: Walter Simonson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vasquez (By: V. Castro) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thursday's Children: Flash Fiction from 512 Words or Fewer(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Leading Edge, Issue 65: Blue Glow(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2016 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oregon Reads Aloud of 25 Children's Stories by Oregon Authors and Illustrators(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil's Ways(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ninth Step Murders: The Complete Season 1(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ninth Step Murders: The Complete Season 2(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Curtis C. Chen Books, You’ll Love…

Curtis C. Chen Synopsis: Waypoint Kangaroo is the first Kangaroo novel by Curtis C. Chen. Kangaroo isn’t your typical spy. Sure, he has everything all the other spies have, including a ready supply of clever (to him) remarks. But what sets him apart is “the pocket.” It’s a portal that opens into an empty, seemingly infinite, parallel universe, and Kangaroo is the only person in the world who can access it. But he’s pretty sure the agency only keeps him around to exploit his superpower. After he bungles yet another mission, Kangaroo gets sent away on a mandatory “vacation” – an interplanetary cruise to Mars. While he tries to make the most of his exile, two passengers are found dead, and Kangaroo has to risk blowing his cover. It turns out he isn’t the only spy on the ship – and he’s just starting to unravel a massive conspiracy which threatens the entire Solar System. Now, Kangaroo has to stop a disaster which would shatter the delicate peace that’s existed between Earth and Mars ever since the brutal Martian Independence War. A new interplanetary conflict would be devastating for both sides. Millions of lives are at stake. Weren’t vacations supposed to be relaxing?

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