A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2 - Wayfarers (Hardback)Becky Chambers (author)
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Lovelace had been in a body for twenty-eight minutes, and it still felt every bit as wrong as it had the second she woke up inside it.
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. 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.
Originally a self-published novel that became a word-of-mouth bestseller, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet launched a powerful and exciting new voice in science fiction, garnering nominations for a tranche 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. The stand-alone sequel A Closed and Common Orbit uncovers yet more of this astonishing universe. When it comes to future novels, as the author herself says: ‘there's still a lot of space to cover.’
‘Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed.’ – The Guardian
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 642 g
Dimensions: 241 x 157 x 34 mm
Never less than deeply involving * DAILY MAIL *
Chambers is simply an exceptional talent * TOR.COM *
Joyously written and a joy to read. * Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET *
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 *
Exceptional... Chambers is a true talent and writer to watch * POP VERSE *
Deeply moving... 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 *
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 *
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