Becky Chambers is the author of the Wayfarers books, which currently include The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger in 2017. She grew up in a family heavily involved in space science, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.
Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction, her books bring me so much joy - Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London Epic in the scale of discoveries but with a miniaturist's eye for detail, and as revealing of the observers as the observed. In a word, brilliant - Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird Rendered with startling clarity, Chambers' latest offering is a short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches and flaws. Unputdownable - Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire Extraordinary . . . A future sci-fi masterwork in a new and welcome tradition - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat Outstanding . . . Chambers packs an immense amount of story into a novella worthy of full-length praise - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review