A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2)

Author(s): Becky Chambers

Sci Fi/Fantasy


'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' Tor.com

**Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia-Verlanger**

The stand-alone sequel to the award-winning The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

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.


'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL

'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS

'So much fun to read' HEAT

'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed' GUARDIAN

'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9

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The sparky empathy of Chambers' writing [draws] you into these strange creatures' hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving Daily Mail 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 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.

General Fields

  • : 9781473621473
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : June 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 384
  • : Becky Chambers