SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 HUGO AWARD AND THE ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD Chambers is simply an exceptional talent Tor.com Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia Verlanger The stand alone sequel to the award winning The Long Way to a Small, Angry PlanetLovelace 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 PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 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 Orbit is a very likable novel indeed GUARDIAN The most fun that I ve had with a novel in a long, long time iO9...
|Title||:||A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2|
|Publisher||:||Hodder Paperbacks 15 Juni 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Seiten|
|File Size||:||877 KB|
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A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2 Reviews
be advised that this review is not very structured. I'm not very good at this, but this book was such a huge positive surprise to me that I felt compelled to leave a 5-star-review.On the stage that the first book set, this one tells a new story. And that story takes everything that was good about the first book and takes it up a notch or three.I'd love to go into details, but this review would be half as long as the book if I did.There are the interesting and well thought-out alien species. There is the bright and colorful world-building that reminds us of Star Wars, spiced up with a bit of Firefly grittiness. There is the beautiful way in which the differences between the various intelligent alien species are addressed, showing us people who are capable of appreciating cultural diversity instead of fearing that which is unfamiliar. We have deeper characters, a more suspenseful story, and, most of all, an interesting take on the topic of artificial intelligence. Also,There is the integrated prequel story of the little girl born into a slave factory full of cloned children, which is worth reading in itself.And then the author manages to give us a sufficiently fresh take on the whole AI question, giving us an artificial intelligence struggling to come to terms with a life inside mobile, yet non-networked hardware.And there are other interesting character developments going on as well.I have a very refined taste in science fiction, and I've regretted buying more than one self-published indie novel showered with 5-star-reviews on Amazon.The book still has some of the flaws of the first one and feels at times a little naíve, the characters a little childish, and I'd give it 4 stars, but it deserves 5 for the reason I stated in the title: Becky Chambers somehow managed to make this book get better with every page, right up until the end, and that is an amazing feat.On a side note, this book is not just an entertaining space opera, it is also a compelling message on peace, tolerance, and the meaning of human rights.
Ich mochte schon den ersten Roman der Reihe sehr (Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten), auch dieser ist wieder eine Perle.Wer Krach/Bumm-SF mag, ist hier falsch, aber wer intelligente SF mag, sollte zugreifen, es lohnt sich !
A great follow up to her first novel ' The long way to a small angry planet ', continuing the story of Lovelace, the AI and the background story to Pepper . This must be one of the warmest and most joyous to read SF stories out there, again reminded me of the feel of reading Heinlein when a teenager . This is one to gift to people you like on Christmas :-)
I was really looking forward to rejoining the story after the first part of this series. Unfortunately the story is a bit of a let-down. It feels like a side-story that Becky Chambers beefed up into a complete novel, and unfortunately there isn't enough there to hold the reader's interest or enthusiasm.A near miss, but a miss nonetheless.
Read. It. Period.I do not usually like Science Fiction that much (I'm more of a fantasy reader) but this specific universe I've fallen in love with. I especially deeply appreciate the queer representation and the fact that all characters are treated like real sentient beings rather than cardboard puppets, as is sadly often the case in speculative fiction.
Nicht wirklich eine Fortsetzung, sondern ein weiterer Band im Wayfafer-Universum. Genauso dicht und packend geschrieben wie der erste und in gewisser Hinsicht sogar besser, da er sich auf zwei Protagonisten konzertiert. Beide müssen einen Weg finden, jemand Neuer zu werden....Wirklich ein großartiges Buch, das man bis zu Ende lesen muss und nicht weglegen kann.
I read "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet," when it was nominated for the Hugo. I really enjoyed reading it and as soon as I had finished ordered Orbit. The book follows two of the more minor characters of Planet, and is as good a read as its predecessor. I am looking forward to the third book in the trilogy.
Wie Teil 1 , so hat mich auch Teil 2 wieder in seinem Bann gehalten. Ich bin sehr gespannt welche Abenteuer Becky Chambers im 3 Teil für uns bereit hält.....leider erst im Juli, seufz...