It broke when the boy was attempting to kill his own father, so that he'd never have been born. In this book, Charles is trying to cover up for the bad legacy his father who was also a great scientist left before he went missing.
The last page was intentionally left blank. With the help of his computer, he realizes that he must read the book and make amendments and additions to it as he goes along.
This book needs a great mind to understand. The bad news is, you don't have to worry, no matter how hard you try, you can't change the past My Greatest Failure : Charles's father failing to patent the time machine. Charles notes that both the young Luke and he himself suffer from "my-father-is-a-hero" syndrome.
He exits the temple and finds himself in a shuttle.
Back in his own space craft, Charles continues to float in suspended-time. A review by Steven H Silver Advertisement Charles Yu's debut novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, posits a time machine repairman caught in a manufactured, cast-off universe dealing with issues of abandonment while being fully cognizant of his own fictional origin.