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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

#1 Wayfarers

Becky Chambers



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Hodder & Stoughton
08 March 2016
Series: Wayfarers
GALAXY CHOICE MARCH 2016 ----- When Rosemary Harper  joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.  Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.
By:   Becky Chambers
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781473619814
ISBN 10:   1473619815
Series:   Wayfarers
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   08 March 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. An inevitable space enthusiast, she made the obvious choice of studying performing arts. After a few years in theatre administration, she shifted her focus toward writing. Her creative work has appeared at The Mary Sue,, Five Out Of Ten, The Toast, and Pornokitsch.

Reviews for The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (#1 Wayfarers)

Aquietly profound, humane tour de force that tackles politics and gender issues with refreshing optimism. - Guardian A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, PLANET is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general). - one of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. One of the most delightful novels science-fiction that I've read in recent years. - Citior SF The Long Way is, very simply, an extremely good book, a seemingly effortless demonstration of how progressive and enjoyable science fiction can be. - A huge amount of space-opera-y fun, with some interestingly nuanced perspectives on gender woven into the whole.

  • Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016
  • Short-listed for Kitschies: Gold Tentacle 2014
  • Short-listed for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle 2014 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.
  • Shortlisted for Kitschies: Gold Tentacle 2014.

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