The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

By Becky Chambers

  • Release Date - Published: 2015-08-18
  • Book Genre: Science Fiction
  • Author: Becky Chambers
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 625 Ratings)

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers read online review & book description:

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, Hugo Award winner for Best Series!

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 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.

Also included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.

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Posted Reviews

  • Loved this book

    By Sleepy2079
    Great characterization and a wonderful story. So glad my friend recommended it.
  • Not for me

    By AKToucan
    Too wordy. Lots of explanations that I didn’t understand, but didn’t really need either. The characters were different but mostly believable.
  • Awesome

    By Karenslist
    Unexpected. Absolutely entertaining and wonderful. Love the creative flair. Enjoyed it, couldn’t stop reading. More please
  • Long Way to a small, angry planet.

    By elite eight
    Really enjoyed the characters and their interaction.
  • Great book

    By kerryb73
    Loved the world building and character development. One of the great things about sci-fi & this story is that it allows us to look at ourselves from another perspective and consider other ways of being. I read the whole thing in just a day or two-couldn’t put it down.
  • Loved!

    By Shakira without the Sha
    Wish I had found this series sooner!
  • I’m signing onto the crew, if they’ll have me.

    By Baaaaats!!!
    What can I say. The title grabbed me and the book wouldn’t let me go! Imaginative characters built with such care as to make me want to be part of the crew. I’m heading straight to the second novel in the series as the adventure is certainly not over.
  • A new favorite

    By Aurorii
    I absolutely loved this book and have recommended to so many. Warm, fun, easy read where you fall in love this the characters.
  • A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

    By anotherGLJ
    Excellent read, great characters and a story that kept me reading. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I will definitely read more!
  • Could not wait for it to end.

    By DSpaceNine
    While this book is well written, not much of a story or plot is developed. Instead this book is chock full of introductions of species, why they have feathers,who doesn’t like molting, pirates with starving kids, etc. Talk, talk, talk endless chatter about scales, why someone became a chef, the differences between egg mates and nest mates, and so on. So completely and utterly boring.

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