Wesley Chu's best friend is Michael Jordan, assuming that best friend status is earned by a shared television commercial. If not, then his best friend is his dog Eva who he can often be seen riding like a trusty steed through the windy streets of Chicago.
In 2015, Wesley Chu won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Chu's debut novel, The Lives of Tao, earned him a Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award Finalist slot. His new series, The Rise of Io, published by Angry Robot Books, will be published in October, featuring a con-woman with an alien cohabitation problem.