A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky ChambersA Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

A Closed And Common Orbit

byBecky Chambers

Paperback | February 21, 2017

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'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' Tor.com

**Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia-Verlanger**

The stand-alone sequel to the award-winningThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.

But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.

Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.


'Never less than deeply involving'DAILY MAIL

'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS

'So much fun to read'HEAT

'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbitis a very likable novel indeed'GUARDIAN

'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time'iO9

Becky Chambers is the author of theWayfarersbooks, which currently includeThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, andRecord of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlange...
Title:A Closed And Common OrbitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1473621437

ISBN - 13:9781473621435

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Fair warning, this book only mentions the main characters from the previous book, which was the only part I found disappointing, going in expecting to continue on with the lives of those on the Wayfarer. Otherwise it was a brilliant look at artificial intelligence. For once the female AI was not sexualized which allowed for a true look at consciousness instead of focusing solely on sexuality.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book from Chambers Different from her last book but still a fun read. So excited for her 3rd book!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I love Becky's writing. It's relaxing and exciting at the same time, u dont want to see the characters go by the end of it
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Enjoyable read! I loved the long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers and while this wasn't as good as that. It still is a very interesting and entertaining read!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Original sci fi take on identity and purpose I liked this one even more than the first! If you've read book 1 in the Wayfarers series, you will remember Lovelace, or Lovey, the ship's AI, as well as Pepper, a friend of the crew and expert tinkerer. This book alternates between Lovey's story post book 1 and Pepper's backstory and the way they come together. It's a really sweet and beautiful story that makes you think of identity in all sorts of different ways.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 Stars This book surprised me. At the start, I really didn't think this book was going to affect me. I was riding the high of Small Angry Planet and began this book immediately, and at first it just wasn't living up to it. I wasn't a huge fan of Sidra's characters, and honestly would have just been happy with a book about Pepper's life. As it went on, it began really hitting me though. I was able to take it as a book on its own, and not as Wayfarers #2. I teared up several times reading this, and the ending just floored me. Looooooooved it.
Date published: 2017-03-30

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Never less than deeply involving