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...

  • Renay
    Mar 08, 2016


  • 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...

  • 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......

  • 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...

  • Annie
    Jan 03, 2017

    "They called us misfits. People who don't suit their intended purpose. So, maybe you're a misfit, too. Doesn't mean you're not deserving. Doesn't mean you shouldn't be here. Lovey's gone, and that's ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Penelope
    Jul 11, 2016

    On beginning this I found myself missing the crew of the Wayfarer and wishing I was with them for another adventure but perhaps there will be time for that in the next book. This book, however, tells ...

  • Kimi
    Aug 12, 2016

    This book. Oh, this book. ...

About Becky Chambers

Becky  Chambers

Becky Chambers is the author of the award-nominated science fiction novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, as well as the upcoming stand-alone sequel, 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 invol