The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

{5/5} “I hate to pull the my-past-is-a-sad-story card, but listen: I am the end product of a few very stupid, well-intentioned people who thought it would be a great idea to redefine Humanity. It didn’t start with much. A tweak here, a splice there. But things escalated, as they always do, until it became something completely beyond reason.”

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, published in 2014

Rosemary joins the Wayfarer, a tunnelling ship, as a clerk. She used everything she had to get away from her old life on Mars. The beings on the ship seem nice, except maybe Corbin. Then the captain gets it in his head that they should take on a big job — building a wormhole to some dangerous aliens far away the GC just made a deal with.

This feels like the 20th book this author wrote, not the 1st. There are very funny parts, particularly when the character of Kizzy is involved.

It has astonishing details about different aliens, AI, and clones. It’s about friendship, love, war, and ethics.

This is the 1st book by Chambers I’ve read.

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