The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

Need a bunch of friends? Just step aboard the Wayfarer! Whether you enjoy big ideas, strong emotions or a beautifully imagined world, you'll soon be loath to return to Earth.

Extract

He sat on a garden bench in the Fishbowl, his tea cooling as he worked through slow thoughts. Rosemary sat across from him, holding her own mug in her bony Human hands. She was silent as he thought out loud. He knew how strange they each were to the other - he for never thinking quietly, she for having no thinking sounds. He knew she understood his noise by now, though, and that knowledge made her silence feel companionable.

Parallels
  • The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
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Violence
Explicit sexual content