The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
When Rosemary Harperjoins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's 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.
But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. 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.
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.
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.
A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tacklingBig Questions, PLANET is a heart-warming debut novel that will restoreyour faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general). (Tor.com)One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. (James Smythe, author of The Echo)One of the most delightful novels science-fiction that I've read in recent years. (Citior SF)The Long Way is, very simply, an extremely good book, a seemingly effortless demonstration of how progressive and enjoyable science fiction can be. (Pornokitsch)A huge amount of space-opera-y fun, with some interestingly nuanced perspectives on gender woven into the whole. (Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass)
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