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  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: Wayfarers 4

Becky Chambers

5 Reviews

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Adventure, Science fiction, Space opera

Sunday Times bestselling author Becky Chambers returns to the Galactic Commons in the final installment in her award-winning and critically acclaimed Wayfarers series.

With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.

One of the many establishments present is the Five-Hop One-Stop, a place where long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and pick up fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her occasionally helpful child, who both work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from Gora, three strangers are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, and with nothing to do but wait, the trio - an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes - are compelled to confront where they've been, where they might go, and what they might be to each other.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life' JOHN CONNOLLY

'In a word, brilliant' ANDREW CALDECOTT

'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' GUARDIAN

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' TOR.COM

'Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction' BEN AARONOVITCH

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Praise for The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: Wayfarers 4

  • PRAISE FOR WAYFARERS - :

  • The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life - John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers

  • Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community - Tor.com

  • An intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor . . . This is a superb work from one of the genre's rising stars - Publishers Weekly

  • Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

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Becky Chambers

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, Tor.com, Five Out Of Ten, The Toast, and Pornokitsch.

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