A Closed and Common Orbit (2020)

A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers 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 n
  • Title: A Closed and Common Orbit
  • Author: Becky Chambers
  • ISBN: 9781473621435
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers 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 wLovelace 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 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.
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  1. Carol.

    I understand that some people weren t fans of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Personally, in my heart of hearts, I kind of suspected they might be suffering from Grinch syndrome, but I respected it, because there were indeed a few flaws.This time, I won t keep my suspicions to myself if you do not find this book enjoyable, you need to witness a little village of Whos holding hands and singing even though you just stole their Christmas Beast Or, just possibly, it is completely not your styl [...]

  2. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    Yes, I cried a little in the book That s what I do people Don t judge me Lol, it was a good cry though I loved the first book and I loved this one too Holy crow This book starts off when Pepper and Lovey leave the Wayfarer together Lovey is in an AI body and is not real happy because that s a lot to get used to when your used to being an AI of a ship and not in a teeny tiny person body This book goes back and forth from when Pepper was a little girl to tell her story and the present with Pepper, [...]

  3. Gary

    Now that A Closed and Common Orbit has received a Hugo nomination for Best Novel, it would seem that Becky Chambers fandom is inescapable That s really not such a terrible thing She s basically invented an entirely new sub subgenre of science fiction the Rainbows Hugs Space Opera RHSO, for short in which most people are basically good and decent and want nice things to happen to each other in which no conflict cannot be resolved, no obstacle not overcome, if there is an understanding to be reach [...]

  4. Philip

    4ish stars.Just as cute as the first book but with its own emotional depth, this goes further into exploring some interesting themes giving it a greater, focused sense of purpose than TLWTASAP whoa that s an intense acronym Even so than the first book, there s not much excitement There are no villains It s the opposite of a nail biter It s of a coming of age novel with a few existential crises thrown in.It s cute in the same way a lullaby is cute It s not saccharine, gag inducing sweetness It [...]

  5. Kaitlin

    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 space, but one which deals with many problems facing humanity today e.g gender, equality, sentience, free choice, racism etc Chambers has an innate understanding of how humans are flawed, and she applies this BRILLIANTLY to her works of fiction, making character that you can t help but love and root fo [...]

  6. Bradley

    I ve been looking forward to this sequel for some time and I feel kind of sad it STILL took me so long to get a copy of it It follows two of the most interesting characters from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Lovelace and Pepper, but it does so by filling in the gaps, jumping from the past to the future following the end of the first book.Do not expect a straight continuation of it, though This is of a very interesting dual character study full of straight commentary and rather interest [...]

  7. Hannah

    I absolutely adore Becky Chambers brand on optimistic science fiction It is filled with wide eyed, immersive, positive energy and I LOVE that I love how inclusive her imagination is and how thoroughly thought out her world is The aliens feel exactly that alien They are different not just in the way they look but in the way they think and behave and in the way their societies are structured But still, the different races exist or less peacefully and most people we meet along the way do their dam [...]

  8. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This book felt like a hug So satisfying and lovely and warm I never ever want Becky Chambers to stop writing this series I just want it to go on and on for the rest of my life.

  9. Phrynne

    A wonderful sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, this tells the ongoing story of Lovelace She is the only character from the first book who plays a real part in this one but that does not matter because both books are so good in their own right.Lovelace quickly becomes Sidra and the story follows her progress as she attempts to act like a human and play down her characteristics as an artificial intelligence system Sounds weird I promise it is not The author has a talent for making it [...]

  10. Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 12 29 In the same spirit of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, its sequel A Closed and Common Orbit likewise tackles the themes of life, love, and the exploration of interpersonal, social, and cultural ideas However, if you re jumping on board this one immediately following the first book, you might also find yourself surprised by the many differences The greatest departure is perhaps the novel s format and style, which tightens the scope o [...]

  11. Lee

    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 characters developed Yes Did I enjoy it Slight pause Yes.Ok, so if you have read other reviews, you will know this book is broken into 2 stories Pepper as Jayne 26 and her early years and Pepper and Lovelace the AI and body kit from the first book The young Jayne story was good, I enjoyed reading about her life [...]

  12. Michael Finocchiaro

    Life is terrifying None of us have a rule book None of us know what we are doing here So, the easiest way to stare reality in the face and not utterly lose your shit is to believe you have control over it If you believe you have control, then you believe that you re at the top And if you re at the top, then people who aren t like youwell, they ve got to be somewhere lower, right Every species does this Does it again and again and again P 326 The second book of the Wayfarer series by Becky Chambe [...]

  13. Apatt

    What was the difference between strung together neurons and a simple bundle of if then code, if the outward actions were the same Could you say for certain that there wasn t a tiny mind in that bot, looking back at the world like a beetle might There are quite a few existential questions in A Closed and Common Orbit, the second book of Becky Chambers Wayfarers series, which hit the ground running with the award winningThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I read Angry Planet in September 2016, n [...]

  14. Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    I have this complicated relationship with sequels somehow I don t know why it s always like this I mean, I m not saying that all sequels are bad Of course not I m not even saying this one is.But I was just kind of hoping it would be better If the images don t load, read this post here on my blog That is to say, it s still a solid three stars But after A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet, I just don t know what I expected I mean, I knew I wouldn t really be reading another book about the wonderfu [...]

  15. ✨jamieson ✨

    She felt as though she could reach out to that little girl and pull her through the years Look, she d say Look who you re gonna be Look where you re gonna go I read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet late last year and absolutely loved everything about it It s truly one of the most joyous and beautiful books I ve ever read, and I loved the cast so much A Closed and Common Orbit is a companion novel, and I was a little war about it because it features different characters and a different settin [...]

  16. Helene Jeppesen

    It was fun to be back in this unique, humorous sci fi world that Becky Chambers has created with her first novel The Small Way to a Long Angry Planet Like many other people, I loved that first novel and was intrigued to dive into this companion one It has to be said, though, that A Closed and Common Orbit is very different in both its plot as well as its tone of voice To start with, it is serious and doesn t have as much humour in it as we get in the first book Also, it doesn t deal with a vari [...]

  17. Trish

    4.5 stars, but it s such a charming story about love and friendship and creating one s own destiny that I rounded upThis second volume of the Wayfarers series takes place immediately after the events of the first Lovey is gone, Lovelace wiped her memory banks no ill intent, just a protocol everyone hoped wouldn t get triggered and because it is too sad and painful for Jenks, she left the ship with Pepper, who still has the illegal body kit.This book, then, is about how Lovelace naming herself Si [...]

  18. Lindsay

    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 has come to Port Coriol She left because her purpose had been to protect the crew and look after the ship, but she now has neither and she s a bit lost.The book progresses through interweaving chapters with the ongoing story of Sidra Lovelace s new name and the story of Jane Pepper s original name fro [...]

  19. Joanne Harris

    For once, I bought this one myself, rather than picking it up from a pile of requests for blurbs and reviews I loved the previous one in the series, and I wanted to see how the author had managed to follow up on her initial success I have to say I m seriously in love with the way in which Becky Chambers manages to weave themes of inclusivity and diversity into her sci fi, along with representations of mental illness, body dysmorphia, depression, gender fluidity and so on all with the most delica [...]

  20. Brierly

    Orbit is the companion novel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Towards the end of Planet, Lovelace and Pepper leave the main crew to start a new adventure This adventure is significant because Lovelace was previously an airship AI who sustained significant damage and now resides in an illegal body kit, passing as a human From there, Orbit weaves identity narratives of these two individuals Lovelace Sidra and Pepper Jane 23.Like Planet, Orbit is a character study, exploring identity and hu [...]

  21. Ruiner

    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 imaginative Ok, let me stop gushing and back up a bit.I absolutely loved the first book so I was an instant fanboy I could read this series forever Every character was relatable in some way or another even those with tentacles or feathers or the ones that are synthetic Even those that weren t, you knew some [...]

  22. Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I think I liked this stand alone followup to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet even than the first The cast is much smaller, but because of this the reader is let in much closely to a few unique lives the AI formerly known as Lovey as she adjusts to living within a bodily form, and a small child named Jane who repairs scrap for robots There are many comments about humanity and identity, destruction of natural environments, autonomy, and friendship.

  23. K.J. Charles

    Good grief this made me cry Huge snotty sobs of happy crying, the kind where people ask you what s wrong and you sob out Nothing, everything s just so perfect between howls This series is justI need a better word than nice , but it is People are kind People form families People are understanding, and if they don t understand they try It s inclusive and open hearted and generous Not soft and soppy, not Pollyanna Jane s backstory is terrifying and dreadful in what it says but hopeful that we can d [...]

  24. RavenclawReadingRoom

    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 year, so I had VERY high expectations going into this one This is essentially a book about learning to be human The story is split between Lovelace, now in a body that doesn t feel like her own, and a character named Jane, an unknown number of years earlier, growing up in a mysterious factory and being [...]

  25. Tasmin

    Hach 3Ich glaube ich bin ein bisschen geblendet von meiner Liebe f r Becky Chambers Geschichten Weil wenn ich ehrlich bin, ist in dem Buch nicht viel passiert ABER ICH LIEBE ES TROTZDEM.

  26. Mili

    A slow start with two storylines, one being from the past It took me some time to feel something for the characters, but when that kicked in it went with a lot of emotion Its character driven filled with hardship, growth and love A pleasent read, a bit slower than book one.3.5 stars

  27. Ashley

    This is yet another review where I m putting up the white flag It s been months since I finished it and for whatever reason I ve been having a hell of a time trying to figure out what I want to say about it So I m just not going to say much at all and this will be of a mini review than a real one.I liked this book, but not as much as the first one It s really of a companion novel to A Long Way to A Small Angry Planet than it is a straight sequel, though some characters cross from that book to [...]

  28. Arielle Walker

    In reviewing The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, I said that reading Becky Chambers was like sitting down to the warmest, most fluffiest hot chocolate while snuggled up in blankets Well, for this sort of sequel, make the setting of this hot chocolate fest the cosiest imaginable log cabin with a toasty warm fire, throw in a pile of tiny sleeping kittens, and there you have a good analogy for the level of comforting that A Closed and Common Orbit is.Seriously, these books couldn t be any feel [...]

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