A Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2017" pick!
Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!
Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award!
Winner of the Prix Julia-Verlanger!
Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.
Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who’s determined to help her learn and grow.
Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper, a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep. When she joined the crew of the Wayfarer, an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for—and learned to live with, and love, her rag-tag collection of crewmates.
A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel to that beloved debut novel, and is perfect for fans of Firefly, Joss Whedon, Mass Effect, and Star Wars.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
An iBooks Best of 2016 pick. 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.
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JaxGTO loved it
Great book. Great characters. I read the other book first. Both great reads.
Set in the same universe...but not a sequel
Most of us search for meaning and purpose to our lives. But how do you find it when you are an AI? The variety and diversity of characters / aliens in the novel are enthralling and stimulating. A most enjoyable read.
Wonderful new perspective!
It is so refreshing to read sci-fi that comes from a woman's perspective. The characters are engaging and their struggles with identity, purpose and place in society give the exotic locations so much more depth and vitality. The action and sense of adventure will sweep you in and make you want to keep turning pages. A great story!