Saturday, 21 October 2017

Curtis Chen

Author Website

Waypoint KangarooBiblio. & Rights Info
Waypoint Kangaroo (Thomas Dunne, 2016)
Kangaroo Too (Under contract to Thomas Dunne)




“Chen’s debut keeps the plot twisting as the story builds to a powerful climax, leavening the suspense with Kangaroo’s droll quips. This book is an auspicious start for its author and his wisecracking series.”

–Publishers Weekly

“The pace never flags in this high-stakes thriller, the plot never stops twisting and turning, and our hero never loses his sense of humor. Debut novelist Chen has created an engaging character and a rich, believable world. Sci-fi fans will love this fun, high-tech adventure.”


“Zippy pacing and a hyperactive, wisecracking hero are two big reasons this space adventure succeeds. . .For those looking for a lively spy adventure in space, this is a fun debut.”

—Library Journal

“Curtis C. Chen’s first novel, “Waypoint Kangaroo,” has a solid premise, a zippy plot, and some intriguing world-building.”

“If I could describe this book in one word, that word would be FUN!  Kangaroo is as entertaining as they come.  What a character!  Always up to something!  Whether he is trying to relax into his vacation and have a few drinks, or chasing the bad guys, he puts himself right smack in the middle of all sorts of escapades.  This is a great book and first in a new series!”

Book Haunt

“An assured debut novel from Mr. Chen.”

Criminal Element

“A very entertaining SF mystery/thriller and an impressive first novel.”

Locus Online

“A snappy and funny read, chockablock with spy action and suspense.”

Six Colors

“Full of intrigue, action, laugh-out-loud humor, and some truly awesome tech, Chen’s debut is a ripping great read. I loved it and can’t wait for more!”

Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of Zero World

“If you like your adventure lightning-paced and set in space, this is the book for you. Waypoint Kangaroo is a high tech thriller set on a passenger liner headed for Mars, featuring a wisecracking secret agent with a superpower that will blow your mind. New writer Curtis Chen delivers non-stop action that twists and turns and finally hurtles to a harrowing climax. Prepare for old-fashioned sense of wonder updated with cutting edge hardware in this deft first novel.”

James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards

“This Kangaroo could just be your new favorite wisecracking interplanetary adventurer.”

Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

Bibliography & Rights Information

1. Waypoint Kangaroo
2. Kangaroo Too

  • Book 1 – A “New & Notable Book” of August 2016 for Locus Magazine
  • Book 1 – A 2016 “Favorite Book of the Year” for Six Colors
  • Book 1 – Named to Locus Online’s 2016 Recommended Reading List
  • Bulgarian rights (#1) sold to Bard
  • Chinese, simplified, rights (#1-2) sold to Citic in a pre-empt