The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just... show more
Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there.
But all voyages leave their mark, and even the most ordinary of people have stories worth telling. A young Martian woman, hoping the vastness of space will put some distance between herself and the life she‘s left behind. An alien pilot, navigating life without her own kind. A pacifist captain, awaiting the return of a loved one at war.
Set against a backdrop of curious cultures and distant worlds, this episodic tale weaves together the adventures of nine eclectic characters, each on a journey of their own.
Publish date: 2014-07-16
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Pages no: 757
Edition language: English
Series: Wayfarers (#1)
That was such a cute comforting read. At first, I was a bit "meh", but it grew on me as I read. There is nothing groundbreaking or uniquely though provoking here, but more of a hodgepodge-crew-as-family gone on a long job, told in chapters of a more or less episodic nature. It's a bit like watchin...
When humans left a mostly destroyed earth ("When earth was all used up") humanity scattered to the stars. The Wayfarer is a ship that travels the stars and tunnels wormholes from various points. Into the mix comes Rosemary, a woman running from her past, or rather her family's past. She's never r...
Ich liebe ungewöhnliche Veröffentlichungsgeschichten. Becky Chambers Danksagung in ihrem Debütroman „The long way to a small, angry planet” zauberte mir deshalb ein entzücktes Lächeln ins Gesicht. Sie berichtet darin von der Kickstarter-Kampagne, ohne die sie ihr Buch nicht hätte veröffentlichen kön...
We are all made from chromosomes and DNA, which themselves are made from a select handful of key elements. We all require a steady intake of water and oxygen to survive (though in varying quantities). We all need food. We all buckle under atmospheres too thick or gravitational fields too strong. We ...
Becky Chambers might be my new hero