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To Be Taught, If Fortunate

(2019)
A Novella by

 
 
A stand-alone science fiction novella from the award-winning, best-selling, critically acclaimed author of the Wayfarer series.

At the turn of the 22nd century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in subzero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to journey to neighboring exoplanets long known to harbor life.

A team of these explorers, Ariadne O'Neill and her three crewmates, are hard at work in a planetary system 15 light-years from Sol, on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds. But as Ariadne shifts through both form and time, the culture back on Earth has also been transformed. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the story of the wonders and dangers of her mission, in the hope that someone back home might still be listening.

Genre: Science Fiction

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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-4736-9716-6 / 978-1-4736-9716-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-4736-9718-2 / 978-1-4736-9718-8 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 0-06-293601-8 / 978-0-06-293601-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-982688-84-X / 978-1-982688-84-4
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September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-982688-85-8 / 978-1-982688-85-1
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September 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
ISBN: 1-982688-86-6 / 978-1-982688-86-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA