The extraordinary new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved debut novel THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian)
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.
THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET introduced readers to the incredible imagination of Becky Chambers and has been nominated for any number of awards and accolades, including the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
A CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT is the stand-alone sequel to THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET and is perfect for fans of FIREFLY, Joss Whedon, MASS EFFECT and STAR WARS.
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). - Tor.com on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. - James Smythe on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
A quietly profound, humane tour de force' - Guardian on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
Joyously written and a joy to read. - Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California. She is best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series, which currently includes The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. Her most recent work is To Be Taught, If Fortunate, a standalone novella.
Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video and tabletop games, keeping bees and looking through her telescope. Having hopped around the world a bit, she's now back in her home state, where she lives with her wife. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.