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A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

About the Book

It’s the stand-alone sequel to Becky Chambers’ debut novel ‘The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet’.

Lovelace was once a spaceship's artificial intelligence but when she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she 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 to help her learn and grow.

Together they will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.

About the Author

Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. Her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, was originally funded via Kickstarter in 2012.

It went on to be nominated for the 2014 Kitschies and the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The sequel, A Closed and Common Orbit, will be blasting off soon.

After living in Scotland and Iceland, Becky is now back in her home state, where she lives with her spouse. She is a devotee of video and tabletop games and enjoys spending time in nature. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.