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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

(2014)
(The first book in the Wayfarers series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity

#SmallAngryPlanet


When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Never less than deeply involving'
DAILY MAIL

'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS

'So much fun to read' HEAT

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM

'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Great fun!" - Ann Leckie

"Humane and alien, adventurous and thoughtful, vast in its imagination and wonderfully personal in the characters it builds. But above all else, it is joyously written and a joy to read." - Claire North

"One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realized spacey SF novels I’ve read in ages." - J P Smythe


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Used availability for Becky Chambers's The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Hardback Editions

1800 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-4736-1979-3 / 978-1-4736-1979-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers)
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 0-06-244413-1 / 978-0-06-244413-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-4736-1981-5 / 978-1-4736-1981-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-4736-1980-7 / 978-1-4736-1980-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-5004-5330-7 / 978-1-5004-5330-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Lib/E
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-09-400211-9 / 978-1-09-400211-8
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: The Wayfarers Series, book 1 (Wayfarers Series, 1)
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-09-400212-7 / 978-1-09-400212-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: The Wayfarers Series, book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-09-400213-5 / 978-1-09-400213-2
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-5159-0727-9 / 978-1-5159-0727-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-5159-5727-6 / 978-1-5159-5727-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


August 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers Book 1)
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA