The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Book Review

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is probably one of the most fun novel that you will ever come across this year. Becky Chambers was raised in California under the care of a rocket scientist, aerospace engineer and astrobiology educator. She studied performing arts and worked in theater administration for few years. She later changed her focus to writing during which she has worked as a freelancer writing for The Toast, Five out of Ten, Tor.com and The Mary Sue. The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet was funded in 2012 by a kick-starter campaign and it has earned a Kitschies nomination and enthusiastic reviews since its production.

The novel has an interesting story behind as it chronicles a journey of small spaceship called Wayfarer. The vessel has a crew of eight, although most people would count seven leaving the AI. The Earth becomes inhabitable and humanity is considered as a minor species. This makes it necessary for the vessel to transverse vast space building wormholes and roads connecting the systems and the galaxies. The crew accepts a mission of building a wormhole in space where no path or road has ever being built before. The roads lead to a destination inhabited by aliens race that make life hard for the crew.

The novel is just great and worth reading. The Martian woman in the vessel hopes the vastness will give her the life she has left behind while the pacifist captain awaits eagerly for the return of a close family member. Each person has a story worth telling which gives the novel exceptional adventures of nine eclectic characters.

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is an ideal choice for readers who like science fiction. However, the novel is different from other science fictions as it gives unusual scene in space opera that is largely non-violent with responsible adults in a functional working environment.

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