To Be Taught, If Fortunate

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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Harper Voyager
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062936011

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About the Author

Becky Chambers is the author of the science fiction novels The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; A Closed and Common Orbit; and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. She grew up in a family heavily involved in space science, and she hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

Reviews

"With technical prowess and outstanding visceral imagery, Chambers [...] packs an immense amount of story into a novella worthy of full-length praise."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Some of the most forward-thinking, inspiring science fiction out there . . . a joyful antidote to crushed spirits and a celebration of the power of curiosity, love, adventure and discovery."

--Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
"Rendered with startling clarity, Chambers' latest offering is a short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches and flaws. Unputdownable."--Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire
"Epic in the scale of discoveries but with a miniaturist's eye for detail, and as revealing of the observers as the observed. In a word, brilliant."--Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird
"Extraordinary . . . A future sci-fi masterwork in a new and welcome tradition."--Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
"Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction, her books bring me so much joy."--Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London
"An exquisite expression of our moment in time. Here's why we need to keep going boldly into space - not to exploit, but to learn. Impressive and essential." --Stephen Baxter, author of Promixa
"An extraordinary picture of humanity among the stars."--Kirkus Reviews
"Becky Chambers is a master of delivering sadness and devastation right alongside a true and genuine love for humanity, and that is something that illuminates everything she's written."--Black Forest Basilisks
"To Be Taught, If Fortunate is a tight, frequently funny, character-driven novella."--Locus