Teaser Tuesday: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Teaser Tuesday: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Teaser Tuesday: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Teaser Tuesday is here to help expand your TBR, courtesy of one of my current (or recent) reads:


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Becky Chambers


"What do your crazy speciests do?" Kizzy asked. Sissix shrugged. "Live on gated farms and have private orgies." "How is that any different from what the rest of you do?" "We don't have gates and anybody can come to our orgies."

Book Description*

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.


I am absolutely loving my time with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet! Thus far it's a very character-driven book that says a lot about how we relate to ourselves and others. Reading it is like watching Farscape with fewer weapons and more inner monologue but the same amount of sarcastic humor, touching chosen-family dynamics, and sexual openness. I smile at just the prospect of getting time to read it and that is a very good sign indeed.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme started by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.

If you're interested in getting in on the action, the rules are as follows:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBRs if they like your teaser!

Book Description from Goodreads

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