A Prayer for the Crown Shy is the second in the Robot and Monk series by Becky Chambers, and just like the first book, it is just absolutely delightful.
I’m not sure how Becky Chambers does it, but in such a compact little book, she built a world that was at once familiar and very new.
For the uninitiated, this is the final book in the Wayfarers series, a time in the future where there is a galactic community, with all their interesting histories and complications.
The novella follows four astronauts who travel to distant planets. They manage to adapt to the potential new environment while in transit in a ‘torpor’. Sometimes they just have more protection against UV, sometimes more muscle mass, sometimes, they glitter.
I think if you appreciate the tone of Becky Chambers’ previous books, you’ll get along with this one. Not as many aliens, but another insight into the GC. I really hope there are many more books to come as I really love this universe.
In this Episode of Science Fiction Double Feature, I talk to Becky Chambers about A Closed and Common Orbit, the sequel to A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I then speak to Professor Blay Whitby about where we’re at with artificial intelligence right now.
Blubbers So this is the sequel to Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and it was so good. I think it was better than the first book – though the first book is necessary for this one being so good. Essentially, in the first book you get the world building, you know …
For the last 100 pages of this book, I was mainly making incoherent noises at @psythor as all the shit kicked off in the book, with the whole arc of the story winding its way to the end. Most of the incoherent noises were either something along the lines of “omfg they’re so adorable” or …