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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within : Wayfarers 4

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FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES. Winner of The Kitschie Red Tentacle for Best Novel.

The stunning finale to the award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from the planet Gora, three strangers are thrown together unexpectedly, with seemingly nothing to do but wait.

Pei is a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, torn between her duty to her people, and her duty to herself.

Roveg is an exiled artist, with a deeply urgent, and longed for, family appointment to keep.

Speaker has never been far from her twin but now must endure the unendurable: separation.

Under the care of Ouloo, an enterprising alien, and Tupo, her occasionally helpful child, the trio are compelled to confront where they've been, where they might go, and what they might be to one another.

Together they will discover that even in the vastness of space, they're not alone.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life' JOHN CONNOLLY

'In a word, brilliant' ANDREW CALDECOTT

'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' GUARDIAN

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' TOR.COM

'Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction' BEN AARONOVITCH
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 34mm | 540g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473647665
  • 9781473647664
  • 96,787

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A story filled with heart-warming characters and intriguing connections. Chambers once again creates an epic space setting with a detailed, personal view of some of its inhabitants. Humour and heartache weave through her insightful prose and diverse characters
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*** Praise for Becky Chambers *** [A] delightful, cozy novel. Devoted fans and newcomers alike will thrill with this imaginative sci-fi confection * Publishers Weekly Starred Review * Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life * John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers * In a word, brilliant * Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird * A quietly profound, humane tour de force * Guardian * Chambers is simply an exceptional talent * Tor.com * Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction * Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London * Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension * Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat * An boundlessly imaginative and fantastical conclusion to a thrilling series of novels * Woman and Home * A story filled with heart-warming characters and intriguing connections. Chambers once again creates an epic space setting with a detailed, personal view of some of its inhabitants. Humour and heartache weave through her insightful prose and diverse characters * Library Journal (starred review) * For fans of character-driven science fiction who are interested in how differences can be a source of strength, not weakness * Booklist (starred review) * Becky Chambers writes aliens like no one else ... the only flaw in this series is you'll wish you could spend more time with all of them * NPR 50 Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of the Past Decade *
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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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Rating details

21,230 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 55% (11,589)
4 35% (7,365)
3 9% (1,994)
2 1% (235)
1 0% (47)
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