A Closed and Common Orbit

A Closed and Common Orbit : Wayfarers 2

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 HUGO AWARD AND THE ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD. WINNER OF THE 2017 PRIX JULIA-VERLANGER.

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' Tor.com

The stand-alone sequel to the award-winning The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.

But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.

Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL

'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS

'So much fun to read' HEAT

'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed' GUARDIAN

'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 148 x 197 x 25mm | 268g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781473621473
  • 2,357

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PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS
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PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS Never less than deeply involving * DAILY MAIL * Chambers is simply an exceptional talent * TOR.COM * So much fun to read * HEAT * Joyously written and a joy to read. * Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET * The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time * iO9 * Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination * iBOOKS * Exceptional... Chambers is a true talent and writer to watch * POP VERSE * Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed * GUARDIAN *
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About Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California. She is best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series, which currently includes The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. Her most recent work is To Be Taught, If Fortunate, a standalone novella.


Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video and tabletop games, keeping bees and looking through her telescope. Having hopped around the world a bit, she's now back in her home state, where she lives with her wife. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.
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2 2% (794)
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