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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, Book 2)

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by Becky Chambers

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017

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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, Book 2)

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. 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.

Originally a self-published novel that became a word-of-mouth bestseller and a Waterstones’ bookseller’s favourite, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet launched a powerful and exciting new voice in science fiction, garnering nominations for a tranche of awards and accolades including: the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.  The stand-alone sequel A Closed and Common Orbit uncovers yet more of this astonishing universe. When it comes to future novels, as the author herself says: ‘there’s still a lot of space to cover.’

About the Author

Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. Her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, was originally funded via Kickstarter in 2012. Her books have been nominated for the Kitschies Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the Arthus C. Clarke Award and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger.

After living in Scotland and Iceland, Becky is now back in her home state, where she lives with her spouse. She is a devotee of video and tabletop games, and enjoys spending time in nature. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 3.5 × 19.8 cm

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