Expect the author of the weirdly imaginative How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe to come up with stories that are.weirdly imaginative. Here, a company outsources grief for profit ("Dont feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you"), and an employee working the night shift at a big-box store has an easier time with a zombie than the girl he wants to date. Since Science Fictional Universe was a New York Times Notable Book, a Discover and Indie Next pick, no. 22 on Amazons Top 100 of 2010, and more, this should get attention; with a five-city tour.

The author of the widely praised debut novel "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories drawing from both pop culture and science.