How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. How is the style of the book established through the table of contents and opening quotes?

The quotes and diagram concerning time and perception that start this novel set it up as science fiction, while containing observations about how thoughts and memories present themselves and are processed in the brain. This suggest that the book will also be about how humans experience the effects of time.

2. How are the setting and protagonist of the novel described in Chapter 1?

The first chapter is set in an indeterminate future with a character who has not yet been given a name and who has been traveling through time for an indefinite period. What's more, he's moving through what he calls a universe, which apparently is a large complex in space-time has been created by a corporation.

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