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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers Book 1) by [Becky Chambers]
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"Great fun!"
— Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice

"A quietly profound, humane tour de force that tackles politics and gender issues with refreshing optimism."
The Guardian

"Becky Chambers' debut is 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

"One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realized spacey SF novels I've read in ages."— James Smythe, author of The Echo and The Explorer

"Humane and alien, adventurous and thoughtful, vast in its imagination and wonderfully personal in the characters it builds. But above all else, it is joyously written and a joy to read."— Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

From the Inside Flap

A rollicking space adventure with a lot of heart

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possibly want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy and some distance from her past. And nothing could be further from what she's known than the crew of the Wayfarer.

From Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the chatty engineers who keep the ship running, to the noble captain Ashby, life aboard is chaotic and crazy--exactly what Rosemary wants. That is, until the crew is offered the job of a lifetime: tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet. Sure, they'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years, but risking her life wasn't part of the job description.

The journey through the galaxy is full of excitement, adventure and mishaps for the Wayfarer team. And along the way, Rosemary comes to realize that a crew is a family, and that family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe . . . as long as you actually like them.

--Fantasy Book Review (Book of the Month; 10 out of 10) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B00ZP64F28
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager (August 18, 2015)
  • Publication date : August 18, 2015
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1918 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 423 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 3,402 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a sci fi fan
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017
I'm not a sci fi fan, in fact this is the first sci fi book I've ever read. I downloaded it really quickly before I lost my signal on a train so that I had something to read and was amazed by how quickly I became hooked. I am a convert. I couldn't put this book down, I engaged with the characters and the plot and recommend it to others.
I also have my long haired cat a bath tonight (necessary) and realized she looks like what sianat pairs look like in my head!
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5.0 out of 5 stars it’s just delightful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 31, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start, strong message.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming but annoying too
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable, trite waste of time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2019
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