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

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Mar 16, 2017

    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 Peppe...

  • Carol.
    Apr 08, 2017

    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 respect...

  • Kaitlin
    Jun 29, 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...

  • Brad
    Oct 02, 2016

    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 Sma...

  • Gary
    Jun 22, 2017

    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 ...

  • Phrynne
    Jan 18, 2017

    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...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Dec 16, 2016

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/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 o...

  • 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...

  • helen the bookowl
    Feb 04, 2017

    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 nove...

  • Trish
    Apr 04, 2017

    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 ...

About Becky Chambers

Becky  Chambers

Becky Chambers is the author of the award-nominated science fiction novels The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed & Common Orbit. She also writes nonfiction essays and short stories, which can be found in various places 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's worked as a