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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers Book 4) Kindle Edition
Editors' pick: This marvelous, character-driven science fiction novel brings a certain warmth that encompasses species and worlds, making the universe a better place."—Adrian Liang, Amazon Editor --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
“A story filled with heart-warming characters and intriguing connections. Chambers once again creates an epic space setting with a detailed, personal view of some of its inhabitants. Humor and heartache weave through her insightful prose and diverse characters.” -- Library Journal (starred review)
"For fans of character-driven science fiction who are interested in how differences can be a source of strength, not weakness." -- Booklist (starred review) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B088RDCLQ4
- Publisher : Harper Voyager (April 20, 2021)
- Publication date : April 20, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3304 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,551 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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So, there's no great space opera, no inter-galactic warfare, no alien monsters, no Earth. It's a fairly quiet tale, with one episode of drama which serves to cement the bonds that form between the main characters. At first I was going to give this 4 stars, because of the small scope of the story - but at the end of the book I was smiling - so 5 stars.
Top reviews from other countries
Whilst an avid fantasy reader I rarely delve into scifi. Space operas, weird technology & strange
aliens don't really connect with me.
However the underlying essence of these books is one of both connectivity and inclusivity.
Chambers has the incredible ability to explore the human condition and extrapolate this to encompass an entire universe.
Her detailed observation of the personal & insular issues of a small community that are simultaneously intimate yet somehow universal are honestly astonishing.
Since lockdown + covid I have found it very difficult to read. My source of joy and escapism became somehow blocked.
This is the first book I have been able to read in it's entirety for a very long time. It is also probably the closest I have felt to a sense of belonging to a wider humanity in a long while.
Her characters and environs are pop out of the page real. A recognition of meticulous research that clearly contributes without being obvious.
Her writing somehow manages to ease my heart and I think adds beauty to the world. I am sorry this is the last in this series. I will both miss them and treasure them all the more.
Summary: Worth the read.
This work just resonates with me on so many levels. I love the characters, I love the worlds and I love the stories. Maybe this isn’t for you - we’re all different after all - but all I want to do now is go back and read the whole series again.
Unlike so much science fiction, the characters are neither rich nor powerful nor intent on becoming either. They are ordinary people with ordinary struggles played out over a backdrop over which they have little or no control. But their stories are heartfelt, engrossing and enlightening.
I can’t recommend this series highly enough, but don’t start here. Start with “The long way round to a small angry planet”, which kickstarts this whole wonderful series.