Book: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
Author: Becky Chambers
What it’s about: Rosemary Harper is the newest member of the Wayfarer, an interspecies ship that specializes in hyperspace tunneling. She joins Sissix, the reptilian pilot, Dr. Chef, one of the last of his species and the ship’s chef and doctor, Kizzy and Jenks, the mechtechs, Corbin, the disagreeable algae grower, Ohan, the navigator, Lovey, the ship’s AI, and Ashby, the captain. Together, that motley bunch makes up the Wayfarer crew. They’re all in for a long mission after being offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to create a tunnel to the home planet of the newest members of the GC. But even though the crewmembers are all seasoned spacers, none of them are used to long hauls like this one, and as they travel closer and closer to Hedra Ka, the dangers of the mission begin to outweigh the odds that they’ll live to see payment.