The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe in this light hearted debut space op

  • Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
  • Author: Becky Chambers
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  • Page: 493
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  • Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe in this light hearted debut space opera from a rising sci fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer While the patched up ship has seen better days, it offers herFollow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe in this light hearted debut space opera from a rising sci fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer While the patched up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she s never met anyone remotely like the ship s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy exactly what Rosemary wants It s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years But risking her life wasn t part of the plan In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other To survive, Rosemary s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

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    1. Becky Chambers says:

      Becky Chambers is the author of the Wayfarers books, which currently include The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C Clarke Award, and the Bailey s Women s Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger in 2017 She grew up in a family heavily involved in space science, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

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    1. 10 reasons I love The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet:1. Feel-good science fiction. Bad things happen. Injustice exists. And yet, the world is a mostly beautiful and good place. Bad people exist, but people in general are mostly nice and almost always interesting. It’s a truly heart-warming novel.2. It’s a great big world. There are all these interesting alien species, with interesting cultures and history which affect their society. If you love well-written settings where the lore isn’t [...]

    2. Update: 11-1-16 $1.99 on kindle. Not sure for how longI freaking loved this book! And yes, I cried! It was good crying though! I always get nervous reading a sci-fi book because I'm afraid I won't know what's going on - and yes I say that every time. BUT <--- this book is so awesome. A couple of things went over my head but who cares! I had no clue what a sci-fi soap opera was but if they are all like this book then I want to read more. I'm going to be buying this one and I did pre-order the [...]

    3. Recommended to me as a cure for the heavy, blood and guts diet that's so prevalent in today's SF/F, I was more than just a little bit interested in an antidote.What I found, instead, was a heartily tasty meal of perfectly prepared insects aboard the Wayfarer, enjoying wonderful conversations and a surprisingly diverse collection of humans, aliens, and a truly beautiful soul within an AI.I mean, this is space-opera. Don't get the wrong idea. There's a couple of tight spots, thievery and tragic de [...]

    4. This was really, really not my cup of tea and I threw in the towel 2/3 of the way in. I was surprised at how disappointing it was given that I picked it up on the basis of the normally dependable Adam Roberts' recommendation in his end of year 2015 round-up in the Guardian.I understand the desire to move SF from plot-driven narratives to character-driven narratives but you are throwing the baby out with the bathwater if your character-driven narrative doesn't actually contain any characters wort [...]

    5. 3.5 starsIf you're looking for an action-packed, page-turning adventure story, this book is not for you. However, if you want a sci-fi novel that delivers wonderful characters and thoughtful commentary on existence, you've found the right book.The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is something unique. It blends literary and science fictions into a story that looks at what it means to be human--or alien--amidst a world of chaos.And while I really enjoyed reading about these characters and their q [...]

    6. 4.5 A great feel-good sci-fi and character-driven story that explores gender, race, politics, and sexuality.There were some great friendships, I giggled a few times and it was an oddly relaxing read!I need to pick up the next one!

    7. Niceness is undervalued. In an age of cynicism, we believe very little is done altruistically: this politician is facilitating an international adoption for campaign-fodder; that site is offering $1.99 books to boost web traffic; that church is holding a Sunday neighborhood BBQ to evangelize. Our stories show similar cynicism. We've embraced tortured dark heroes, we give five stars to stories sympathizing with killers and rapists, and although we believe a good guy can still win, the only way he [...]

    8. I’ve never read a book quite like this. There wasn’t much of a story at all, but it was still engaging just on the strength of the characters alone. Each chapter felt like a moral-of-the-week episode in a 90s tv series. The overall arc is more about the characters and how their relationships change over time than the actual describable plot. That all sounds kind of negative when I read it back, but it’s not meant to be. Mostly I’m just impressed that it worked here, because I think somet [...]

    9. DNF@ 60%I went with huge expectations. In blurbs comparisons where made to Ursula Le Guin and Firefly mention those two is sure ways to get my undivided attention. Sadly this book is nothing like my favorite tv show and it's nowhere near of depth of Le Guin's books.If I had to describe this book to anyone I would call it cross between Farscape and Disney fairytale.I did have some fun with it but around 60% of this book amount of sweetness and cheeseness become overwhelming. Character driven sci- [...]

    10. Post originally from the booksandpieces blog.I tried to write a coherent review but all I can say is I LOVE IT WITH ALL MY HEART. I love the universe that has been created, the elegant way it is created through little details of life and habits. I love the food and the soap and wine and small intricacies of life in space rather than just war in space. I love the interaction of the alien species, the coming together, the falling aparts, and the (mis)understandings. I love the characters, their co [...]

    11. “Humans, we’ve got something dangerous in us. We almost destroyed ourselves because of it.” 4.5 stars ⭐️ Outstanding! I’ve officially been converted to sci fi! Until this book I’ve never enjoyed sci fi. This has completely changed my view of sci fi and it is flipping awesome!Some of the most imaginative world building and characterisations I’ve ever come across. The crew of the Wayfarer were amazing and I loved them all in their own way. The relationships were fantastic, both pla [...]

    12. Going for £0.99 on Kindle UK right now! Grab it while you can!Characterization. This is how you do it.This books was SO well written. It felt so real. Don't go in expecting space battles and an epic space opera. Go in expecting superb characters (many of which are aliens) against the backdrop of space.Loved it.Book Depository has free worldwide shipping for it :)

    13. There was a nebula there, an explosion of dust and light, the fiery corpse of an ancient giant. Within the gaseous folds slept clusters of unborn stars, shining softly. She took an inventory of her body. She felt her breath, her blood, the ties binding it all together. Every piece, down to the last atom had been made out here, flung through the open in a moment of violence, until they swirled round and round, churning and coalescing, becoming heavy, weighing each other down. But not any more, th [...]

    14. 3/5 ★★★"A black hole was the perfect place to contemplate death. There was nothing in the universe that could last forever. Not stars. Not matter. Nothing.”This book had me on the fence for either a three or four star rating, I settled for 3.5 right smack bang in the middle. Haha.I'm going keep this review short & sweet.“It was more the prospect of getting mugged. Or harassed. Or stabbed. She’d seen a few people that definitely looked stabby.”I picked this book up after I saw t [...]

    15. Welcome to the Starship Ned Flanders. Seriously though, while the central ship in The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is actually named The Wayfarer almost everyone in the book is so cloyingly sweet that the name of the Simpsons' archetypal nice guy seems like a better fit. There's friendly Captain Flanders, chirpy lady engineer Flanders, friendly dwarf Flanders you get the idea. Even the ship AI is a little Flandersesque.Everybody seems to want to be everyone else's bestie (with the exception [...]

    16. 4.25ish stars. Somehow this manages to be both sweet and hardcore at the same time. Its characters are people I want to knock a few back with and I don't even drink. Chambers has made them each awesome in their own ways without trying too hard. They're not cool in the way that literary heroes (superheroes, public heroes, unsung heroes, etc.) typically are. They're just legitimately good people who do what they do and watch out for their own. It's refreshing.It doesn't even bother me a bit that t [...]

    17. This book was definitely unlike anything I have ever read before. It is a sci-fi about the crew on a spaceship called The Wayfarer. But don't go into this book expecting an action-packed space adventure. This is a completely character driven book that explores gender, sexuality, race and politics in the most beautiful way.

    18. I did receive this book for free from the publisher but in no way does that affect my thoughts or review (I genuinely loved it!)This book is BRILLIANT and I have to say it's instantly become 'THE' book recommendation I will be giving out to people whenever they ask which Sci-fi books I would recommend. This is only the third time I have given a 5* rating to a sci-fi book as I do personally read a lot more fantasy than sci-fi, but this was just perfect for me and it was truly a representation of [...]

    19. I've never said this before because there has never been a book to touch me as much as this one did, but I have just completed reading my favorite book of all time. I just. I can't. Between this, Attachments, and Harry Potter, I'm like. Spent. I cannot even comprehend or articulate how much I loved this fucking book. Oh my god

    20. The sequel to this was a Hugo nominee, so I figured I'd start with the first one, and requested it from the library. Well, maybe the sequel was a lot better, but unless I am assured of such a circumstance by a large and passionate crowd; I'm unlikely to bother to find out. "The Long Way" is a concept piece. It's a reaction to traditional space opera. In a "normal" sci-fi adventure, the scrappy crew of the "Wayfarer" would end up getting pulled into some kind of conflict bigger than themselves; s [...]

    21. QUE LIVRÃO DA PORRA!! Com certeza um dos melhores que li esse ano. Que personagens, que jornada, que escrita maravilhosa! Amei demais!! Depois escrevo algo que seja mais informativo, mas estou processando todas as emoções ainda. Muito bom!

    22. This was so god-damn boring.I have taken like two weeks to read this. I cringe when I open my e-reader and it automatically loads to this novel. I can totally understand why people would love this book and if it had even a smidge of actual dramatic tension I would have loved it.The world building was interesting and detailed. It is not only well- thought out, it is thought-provoking.So why two stars? There is no dramatic thru- line.What do I mean by this? Questions, mysteries and potential drama [...]

    23. *** 3.75 ***A buddy read with the FBR group, because we need some light reads from time to time:)"“All you can do, Rosemary – all any of us can do – is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.” "This is very much the spirit of this book. It is a Science Fiction about a space crew with predominantly pacifistic views, who work as tunne [...]

    24. “I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder.”First thing I have to say is: A+ cover and title choice. It had me in love the moment I first laid my eyes on this book.To be honest, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was not what I expected.I imagined a romantic and action-packed plot. What I got was an incredibly detailed, imaginably crafted and super lovely space-trip. This novel was more about friendship, trust and acceptance, than anything else. I was everything but disappo [...]

    25. QUE JORNADA INCRÍVEL!Teoricamente, TLWTASAP é um livro sobre uma nave espacial que se envolve numa missão grandiosa que pode salvar a galáxia inteira de uma guerra violenta. Mas, sinceramente, isso não importa.Esse não é um livro sobre a missão. É um livro sobre a tripulação.A Wayfarer tem tripulantes de várias raças, com várias peculiaridades, passados misteriosos e costumes próprios. Daí você pega esse monte de gente diferente e coloca no espaço e observa como cada um vai se [...]

    26. I absolutely loved this book. Superlative,very much character led, sci fi. All the different species and their quirks were funny and fascinating and well thought out. I loved all the characters. The crew of this ship including the AI were very special. This book has enormous Heart and I shall be recommending it to everyone!

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