One of her generation’s most innovative and original science fiction writers, American author Becky Chambers funded her self-published first book, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, through Kickstarter before it’s word-of-mouth popularity led to it being picked up for mainstream publication. The novel became the first in the loosely connected Wayfarer series, continuing in A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Widely acclaimed, Chambers’ books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction. Published on 8 August 2019, To Be Taught, if Fortunate is Chambers first published novella outside of the Wayfarer universe.
Fresh from the Wayfarers series, Becky Chambers launches into another intricately rendered and utterly convincing future world. Set in a universe where astronauts respond to their interplanetary environment, To Be Taught if Fortunate addresses existential issues at the same time as weaving a gripping sci-fi adventure yarn. This is speculative fiction that truly transcends its genre.