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

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...I really liked these guys, until the huge amount of information bored me silly...This book fell far short of awesome adventure and I want *space opera* to provide me that. If there was one in the last 35% of the book, I will never know. DNF.
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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 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.

 

About Becky Chambers

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Becky Chambers is the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. After a few years in theater administration, she shifted her focus toward writing. Her creative work has appeared at The Mary Sue, Tor.com, Five Out Of Ten, The Toast, and Pornokitsch. She lives in Northern California with her spouse. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is her first novel. Author Image 1
 
Published August 18, 2015 by Harper Voyager. 519 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sirius on Nov 04 2015

...I really liked these guys, until the huge amount of information bored me silly...This book fell far short of awesome adventure and I want *space opera* to provide me that. If there was one in the last 35% of the book, I will never know. DNF.

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