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