Teaser Tuesday: A Closed and Common Orbit

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.

This week my teaser comes from A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. I read this in its entirety on Saturday and absolutely loved it. It’s the follow up to The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet but is a very different story, focusing on just two characters, Pepper and Lovelace. I personally enjoyed it more for the closeness of the story, I struggle when there’s a lot. It’s wonderfully written and surprisingly emotional so I had to share a teaser, and for once I’m actually going to pick one at random 🙂

My Teaser

Jane had thought maybe the purple stuff was alive, but knowing it for sure felt weird. She held the mushroom a little further away from herself. ‘Is it bad?’

~ pg134 A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers


Spoiler alert: this includes some mild spoilers for the first book
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)

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.

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