The Galaxy, and the Ground Within - Wayfarers 4 (Hardback)Becky Chambers (author)
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Exploring the tensions and heartbreak of three strangers thrown together at an intergalactic pit-stop, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within is a stunning conclusion to Becky Chamber’s highly acclaimed Wayfarers series.
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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 34 mm
Praise for the Wayfarers series:
'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
'Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension.' - Joanne Harris
'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
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“Becky does it again!”
Becky Chambers is one of the best writers currently on the block and with this novel she perfectly brings to a close one of the best series of the decade. One of this authors greatest strengths has always been the... More
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“Stunning and Sublime”
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