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A Closed and Common Orbit
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Becky Chambers is the author of the science fiction novels The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. She also writes essays and short stories, which can be found here and there around the internet. In addition to writing, Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video and tabletop games, keeping bees, and looking through her telescope. She lives with her wife in the woodsy north of California.

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"Humane and alien, adventurous and thoughtful, vast in its imagination and wonderfully personal in the characters it builds. But above all else, it is joyously written and a joy to read."--Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
"Great fun!"--Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
"A quietly profound, humane tour de force that tackles politics and gender issues with refreshing optimism."--The Guardian
"One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realized spacey SF novels I've read in ages."--James Smythe, author of The Echo and The Explorer
"As with her amazing debut, the power of Chamber's second space opera is in her appealing characters [...] Her protagonists might not all be human, but they possess more humanity than most"--Library Journal (starred review)
"Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed."--The Guardian
"A Closed and Common Orbit may be smaller in scope than the book before it, but in its focus and its force, in the sheer delight it takes in the discoveries it documents, it's as fine and as fantastical and as fun as Chambers' absolute darling of a debut."--Tor.com
"As good, smart and satisfying as its predecessor...If there was such a thing as a Cosy Space Opera subgenre of Speculative Fiction, Becky Chambers' series would likely be listed alongside the equally excellent On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard and Binti by Nnedi Okorafor."--Book Smugglers
"For any of us, life as we think we know it can change at any time. A Closed and Common Orbit simply reminds us that, in a universe of immense and wondrous possibilities, there's no shame in finding oneself a novice here anew."--Strange Horizons
"While most sequels feel the need to go bigger and bolder, Orbit is a more intimate story than its predecessor, exploring trust, the mind/brain paradox, and unease with one's body, while examining the ways someone without a family makes their way in the world and forms their own connections."--AV Club
"Chambers Wayfarers series is the feel-good science fiction series you were looking for. Depressing dystopias got you down? Here's the antidote [...] This is optimistic science fiction for those who grew up on Original Series Star Trek."--Pop Verse
"Becky Chambers' debut is a joyous, optimistic space opera ... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, Planet is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general)."--Tor.com

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