A Closed and Common Orbit
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A Closed and Common Orbit


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 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, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how 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, an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for - and learned to live with, and love, her rag-tag collection of crewmates.

A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel 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 Wars.

Title:A Closed and Common Orbit
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:365 pages

    A Closed and Common Orbit Reviews

  • Kaitlin
    Jun 30, 2016

    * I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *I flipping ADORED this. Once again, Becky Chambers has written a Sci-fi book which isn't about explosions and battles in...

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    Mar 08, 2016


  • Lindsay
    Oct 22, 2016

    Lovelace, the AI of the spaceship Wayfarer, has left the ship to inhabit a highly illegal "body kit". In the company of Pepper and Blue, side characters from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, she...

  • Ruiner
    Dec 09, 2016

    Ayyy yiiiihhh yiiiihhh, that was a gorgeous bit of words.I just love the way she writes. It's so accessible but so smart and heartwarming at the same time. It's so creative and mind opening and imagin...

  • Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
    Sep 22, 2016

    4.5 stars. By some wonderful miracle, I won an absolutely stunning ARC of this from the local publisher, Hachette Australia. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is one of my favourite books of this y...

  • Lee
    Nov 27, 2016

    Hmmmmm. I really don't know how to write this review, because I really don't know how I feel about it. Was it what I expected? No. Was the story developed how I would have hoped? No. Where the charact...

  • Kate
    Oct 18, 2016

    Becky Chambers has done it again. This book is a heartwarming delight and so lovely in every way. I adored it.A review: https://forwinternights.wordpress.com......

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Jan 09, 2017

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence! Check it out for more reviews.Actual Rating: 3.5 starsGiven how much I loved the first book, I went into A Closed and Common Orbit with high hopes. As with any...

  • Paul
    Jan 18, 2017

    A zero action but intriguing follow up to her massive debut.A very interesting look at two peoples struggle for identity in very difficult circumstances, one a person escaping from sskaver, the other ...

  • Imyril
    Dec 23, 2016

    A companion volume rather than sequel, this is moving and humane, proving that space opera doesn't have to be about space battles or galactic intrigue. An AI in need of a purpose, trying to adapt to a...