Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Introducing, Wesley Chu

Back when I submitted for Angry Robot's open door month, a group of us joined together, those of us who were waiting on the verdict of our submission, those who had been elevated to the editorial level.  One of these friends, Wesley, can finally spill the beans about his new Science Fiction book.

Wesley Chu joins Angry Robot with his debut novel, The Lives of Tao.

Needless to say, after 14 months (when he originally entered the Angry Robot slush) he deserves a shout out. Stop by his blog and wish him congrats. You'll see, by his witty blog posts, that his book is a lot of fun to read.

Visit him at his BLOG or on Twitter.

And check out the announcement on ANGRY ROBOT.

Wish him congrats. Drop him a line. He deserves it!

Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was just a pup. It was there he became a Kung Fu master and gymnast.

Wesley is an avid gamer and a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. A former stunt man and a member of the SAG, he can also be seen in film and television playing roles such as “Banzai Chef” in Fred Claus and putting out Oscar worthy performances as a bank teller in Chicago Blackhawks commercials.
Besides working as an Associate Vice President at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife Paula Kim and their Airedale Terrier, Eva.
You can catch up with Wesley online at his blog:www.chuforthought.com, or on Twitter: @wes_chu

The Lives of Tao follows an out-of-shape loser and IT technician called Roen, who finds his world turned inside out and upside down when a friendly alien hitches a ride inside his mind. Because this is no ordinary friendly alien: the entity in question is a secret agent, fighting an aeons-old war against the Genjix, a rival alien organisation hell-bent on destroying the Earth in their quest to return to their rightful place in the galaxy.

And poor old Roen really has his work cut out for him. He needs to develop a stiff jab, make the grade as a covert operative and find a way to save the planet, all while being hunted by the deadly agents of the Genjix.


Traci Kenworth said...

Sounds interesting!!

LinWash said...

I agree with Traci. What a great premise!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I just stopped by his blog to congratulate him. I loved his post about his success story. ;)

Katrina L. Lantz said...

This sounds so great! I love a good alien story, especially when it has GOOD aliens in it! Awesome!

Michelle McLean said...

very cool. Congrats Wesley!