Becky Chambers

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.

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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.

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