How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel - Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

Charles Yu
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Chapters 10-12 Summary

In Chapter 10, the narrator realizes Phil was correct and he must return to corporate HQ for maintenance on his vehicle. A device called the Tense Operator is broken, because he misused it by cruising too often in Present Indefinite, which is more like idling than it is a true gear of the vehicle. It burns up fuel without going anywhere, and now TAMMY is not sure the capsule will make it back safely to headquarters. As they approach the capital city of Universe 31, the narrator that it comprises about one-third of what used to be New York City. Before landing, he sees a man who resembles himself, and he can see that the man's life is made entirely of time. An excerpt titled, "capital city" says the capital of Universe 31 contains about 87 percent of the universe's robot population. The capital's name...

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