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Becky Chambers Ö 8 Free readI was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an Tarot for Magical Times honest review I flipping ADORED this Once again Becky Chambersas written a Sci fi book which isn t about explosions and battles in space but one which deals with many problems facing umanity today eg gender euality sentience free choice racism etc Chambers as an innate understanding of Dangerous Heat howumans are flawed and she applies this BRILLIANTLY to Birds, Beasts, and Bandits her works of fiction making character that you can telp but love and root for and characters who you know you ll not root for and characters who you know you ll not story is a companion to Becky Chamber s earlier book The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet which I also thoroughly enjoyed It picks up after the ending of TLWTASAP and we follow a character called Lovelace who uickly changes er name to Sidra Sidra is an AI who is sentient She s never ad much of a life but immediately she s thrust into a body which doesn t feel right to The Accidental Startup her and sheas to adapt to it Luckily she s The Man in the High Castle helped along by Pepper someone we met in TLWTASAPThe second storyline takes place many years before we meet Sidra and this follows a young girl named Jane who is part of a system she doesn t even know exists Jane s story was moving right from the start becuase she s being controlled and forced to do things without even knowing what she s missing Of course these two stories do intersect and they come together in fabulous ways later on I think that there were some excellent moments in the story which made me both tearful andappy and filled with joy One thing I don t often say when reading SF is that I m filled with joy after reading it but Becky Chambers Essays from the Visit of Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to Heidelberg has a way of writing that feelsuman intellectual but also really raw and fun She gets A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires how to write a feel good story and she knowsow to confront topics we don t see as much as we should She s pretty much just excellent in my opinionMoving onto the pace I read this at This book arrived at my In Darkest London house yesterday afternoon I then finished it this morning If that doesn t show youow much I enjoyed this then nothing will becuase this book was the one I chose to read over everything else I Naturalistless had ongoing It took priority and it was SO WORTH IT If you ve never read TLWTASAP then GO READ IT If youave read it an you re awaiting this one eagerly until October then I say don t worry it will be worth the wait It s fantastic brilliant and just plain wonderful I The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler hope Becky Chambers continues to write within this universe again and again as I think I could reader books forever 5s ighly I think I could read er books forever 5s The Miracle Equation highly recommended When I see the ocean I feel calm It makes me want to to keep eating candy to keep going To keep trying new things To keep living An engaging and beautifully written slice of life dive in Becky Chambers world of complex characters and newly imagined relationships between space faring species I somehow feel like I should begin this review of Becky Chambers A Closed and Common Orbit with provisos even though I really enjoyed it I went into this second book in the Wayfarer Series knowing it wasn t exactly a traditional seuel In fact this standalone doesn t even follow the adventures of the principal characters comprising the Wayfarer crew Instead it focuses on Sidra the AI Lovey who ran the ship and engineer Pepper Chambers excels at complex and likeable characters The storyere goes back and forth between Sidra making new friends while getting used to The Dawn of Modern Thought her new kit a body as opposed to an entire ship and Pepper s past as genetically modified child slave Jane 23 who escapeser old life There were lots of little details I especially enjoyed like reading about the pet that is purchased for Sidra It reminded me of the Deckard s desire for a pet in Blade RunnerDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep It was about revealing Sidra s evolving sense of self Still it feels less like Chambers is telling a story and much like she is revealing characters There is very little dramatic action If you ve read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet you are probably okay with this approach A Closed and Common Orbit is an engaging read that will draw you into Chambers uniue world 45 stars I ve been looking forward to this seuel for some time and I feel kind of sad it STILL took me so long to get a copy of it It follows two of the most interesting characters from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Lovelace and Pepper but it does so by filling in the gaps jumping from the past to the futur. 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 The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, has no memory of what came before As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is she makes friends with Pepper an excitable engineer who's determined toelp. .
Digital Crossroads hiding from the law for what appear to be very stupid reasons from the reader s PoV but it s all about context It might as well be about same sex relationships but indeed this is much interesting for a SF fan a love story for an AI in an illegal puppet body and the intense relationship sheas with an outlaw techie
their istories arehistories are THE RIDE DON T LET ME SIMPLIFY THIS TOO ride Don t let me simplify This Too For You too much for you we ve got a uge cloning consortium continuing tragedy loss starvation and love for the only friend an AI who is lost on one side of the coinAnd then we The Einstein Theory of Relativity have the search for identity and sensation and the deepest need to be free to reprogram oneself and live the fullest life that one canTogether or separate I think I could follow these two character arcs forever It s the writing than anything else The world building is fantastic the kinds of aliens diverse but it s the depth of character exploration than cinches the deal The planet was beautiful The planet wasorrible The planet was full of people and they were beautiful and How to Negotiate Your First Job horrible too I enjoyed this visit back into Becky Chambers wonderfully optimistic science fiction but it wasn t uite up there with The Long Way to a Small Angry PlanetWe don t join the crew from the previous book but instead we pick up with two of the minor characters mentioned Lovelace and Pepper The ending of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet was pretty dramatic and this book picks right up where that one left offI enjoyed reading about LovelaceSidra s struggles to adapt toer new environment and we also got numerous flashbacks to Pepper s childhood trauma which was so interesting to read aboutOverall it still ad the positive vibes that were rife throughout the first book but I was a bit sad we didn t get to see any of the old gang Roll on book 3 No matter what appens next she said no matter where we go we re all going together 4ish starsJust as cute as the first book but with its own emotional depth this goes further into exploring some interesting themes giving it a greater focused sense of purpose 45 I need to third one Re read 82818 I loved this even the second time around oh my lanta Even though I knew what was going to Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, happen I found myself tearing up because I just love these characters so much I need 73823628ugs Original read 101217 This book felt like a The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore hug So satisfying and lovely and warm I never ever want Becky Chambers to stop writing this series I just want it to go on and on for the rest of my life Yes I cried a little in the book That s what I do people Don t judge me Lol it was a good cry though I loved the first book and I loved this one too Holy crow This book starts off when Pepper and Lovey leave the Wayfarer together Lovey is in an AI body and is not realappy because that s a lot to get used to when your used to being an AI of a ship and not in a teeny tiny person body This book goes back and forth from when Pepper was a little girl to tell Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber her story and the present with Pepper Lovey Blue and Tak Now Pepper told Lovey to pick a name forerself and Lovey came up with Sidra so I m going to use that from now on Pepper s name when she was young was Jane 23 I m not going to talk a lot about JanePepper s childhood because I don t want to give that away It s sad and good and something you just New Exploration have to read for yourself I enjoyed those parts the most in the book until things changed at the end and a great big wonderful thingappened JanePepper was raised by an AI from age 10 to 19 and that s all I m going to say Reasons behind it are The Shaping of Western Civilization horrible and stuff Pepper gets Sidra back toer ome where she lives with Blue Pepper as a shop where she fixes stuff and what not I mean she is an engineertech a little bit of everything Blue decides to spend The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles his time atome with Medicine and Religion his painting while Sidra works with Pepper Sidra is still notaving a great time being in a body She just wants to be what she was before And let me just say that this story The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, has such aappy ending that it made me feel all fuzzy inside and I needed that right now MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List Now that A Closed and Common Orbit Valentino has received a Hugo nomination for. Her learn and growTogether Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matterow vast space is two people can fill it together The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep When she joined the crew of the Wayfarer Best Novel it would seem that Becky Chambers fandom is inescapable That s really not such a terrible thing She s basically invented an entirely new sub subgenre of science fiction the Rainbows Hugs Space Opera RHSO for short in which most people are basically good and decent and want nice things to appen to each other in which no conflict cannot be resolved no obstacle not overcome if there is an understanding to be reached between folks who recognize each other s innate umanity in which no amount of meanness understanding to be reached between folks who recognize each other s innate Shunned humanity in which no amount of meanness the mean meanies who do mean things to people cannot be endured and transcended by the kindness of the kindBecky Chambers leaves no sentiment unexpressed and is unafraid to yank mercilessly at youreartstrings until you either submit to Craving (Willow Creek, her gentle benevolent will or die of myocardial infarctionThere s absolutely nothing wrong with writing reading or being a fan of RHSO rainbows are prettyugs make you feel all warm inside If you don t like rainbows and Oba, the Last Samurai hugs you re probably kind of a shit and no one wants you around anywayAnderein lies the problem A Closed and Common Orbit is full of all sorts of pleasant things pleasantly competent writing pleasantly likeable characters pleasantly imagined settings Enough unpleasantness arises to generate the struggles and stumbling blocks necessary to ualify this as an actual story but nothing that can t be conuered with a little plucky determination and a Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, helpingand from a friend just like your parents and teachers and every children s book you ve ever read won t stop telling you It s not a bad book I guess but it is a mediocre one predictable safe reassuring But it s also a novel that you can t actively dislike without being the asshole in the room and onestly I think I like that even less than a novel that I can just go ahead and dislike for being mediocreSo I m with you Becky Chambers fans You are good people who want to believe in a better future full of better people where decency and graciousness and magnanimity will carry us all through this life I want to believe in those things too Sadly I m the jerk who wants better fiction to take me there I understand that some people weren t fans of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Personally in my eart of The Wood Demon hearts I kind of suspected they might be suffering from Grinch syndrome but I respected it because there were indeed a few flawsThis time I won t keep my suspicions to myself if you do not find this book enjoyable you need to witness a little village of Whosolding First Shapes hands and singing even though you just stole their Christmas Beast Or just possibly it is completely not your style of book I m fairly certain those are the only two choicesereDon t get me wrong as this by no means a sugary sweet singing festival there is a lot edginess with subsistence living and even a touch of orror but there s something eually wonderful or better in the story as a whole It isn t at all a direct seuel to A Long Way although the ending of that book does go a long way I couldn t elp myself
towards explaining the premise of this story No matter as Chambers is kind enough to start just twenty eightexplaining the premise of this story No matter as Chambers is kind enough to start just twenty eight after the last book although without the Wayfarer crew It begins with Lovelace the AI program fresh in Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) her new synthetic body which she continually refers to aser kit It s a brilliant little device that constantly distances both the former Lovelace and the reader from Ancient World her newousing Eventually she picks a name Sidra Narrative then jumps into the story of Jane 23 a young female who works first cleaning then repairing parts with er clone sisters Chapters go back and forth between the two but are occasionally interrupted by a type of underground message boards where less than law abiding citizens talk shop Often I dislike this narrative techniue but there s solid continuity as well as thematic parallels As both were written well but with different plotting tensions I found myself both eager and reluctant at the end of each chapter to resume the other story In a way both are stories of survival and of identity and they other story In a way both are stories of survival and of identity and they beautifully I do ave a lingering uestion or two primarily Sidra s solution view spoiler of installing Събрани разкази, Том 5 herself in the walls of a bar I thought it was reasonably clear from the AI manual that she might grow bored being in one place and that a variety of customers does not seem adeuate stimulus Linking available or notide spoile. N intergalactic ship she got than she bargained for and learned to live with and love The Real James Herriot her rag tag collection of crewmates A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand alone seuel to Becky Chambers' beloved debut novel The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and is perfect for fans of Firefly Joss Whedon Mass Effect and Star War.