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  • @2@@20@SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S @21@@20@WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION @21@@3@@2@@18@@72@ size="+2"> 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian @73@@19@@3@@2@@20@The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@#SmallAngryPlanet@21@@3@@2@When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the @18@Wayfarer@19@, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.@3@@2@But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the @18@Wayfarer@19@. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.@3@@2@Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.@3@@2@But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.@3@@2@@20@@72@ size="+1">@21@@20@ PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS@73@@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@'Never less than deeply involving@18@' @19@@21@DAILY MAIL@3@@2@'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS@3@@2@@20@'So much fun to read' @21@HEAT@3@@2@'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM@3@@2@@20@'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' @21@iO9@3@

  • 'The best speculative fiction currently being written' John Connolly. From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope. The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. #SpacebornFew Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat. Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened. Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it. Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong. And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? PRAISE 'Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community' 'Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension.' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat. 'An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. 'Exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale' Forbidden Planet.


    *FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES * The stunning finale to the award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet . *** Includes beautifully illustrated endpapers, exclusive to the first edition. *** 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