SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 HUGO AWARD AND THE ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD
'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' Tor.com
**Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia-Verlanger**
The stand-alone sequel to the award-winning The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.
But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.
Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.
PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS
'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL
'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS
'So much fun to read' HEAT
'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed' GUARDIAN
'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
An iBooks Best of 2016 selection. You don’t need to be a hardcore sci-fi fan to love Becky Chambers’ standalone sequel to her career-making debut, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Though set against a futuristic backdrop, this book is all about the intimate story of an AI learning to be human in a new body—and the engineer who’s helping her through it. Illuminating both the mundane and meaningful, A Closed and Common Orbit explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Absolutely loved it
Wasn't sure if I would, as I was chomping at the bit for more Wayfarer adventures. Needn't have worried as this is an wonderful piece of writing.
Not the sequel I was expecting...
... and all the better for it. A wonderful exploration of character and the nature of self wrapped in an entertaining adventure. Even better than the first in the series.
Very good as always.
Very good book.