long way to a small angry planet

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

by Becky Chambers

Harper Voyager, 2014

Adult Science Fiction

9 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: The Wayfarer gets a new clerk and a more lucrative, but riskier, wormhole creating job to a distant planet.

Likes: The characters are the best part. They have relatable qualities, are distinct from each other, and are all interesting. The world-building is also very intricate, this contributes to the complexity of the characters.

Dislike: This is more character-driven so it wasn’t a page-turner for me the first time and was even less so the second time.

Overall it was fun to reread this especially after reading about Captain Ashby’s family in Record of a Spaceborn Few.


Language – Medium, swear words liberally sprinkled throughout

Sexual – Medium, openly discussed but not shown

Drug Use – Medium, a few different types done by adults

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