This novel is like a breath of fresh air. It seemed different from the established and well-regarded types of classical SF writing. It did one thing I have never experienced when reading a SF novel: it brought a lump to my throat. I almost cried. I actually, for once, felt for the characters. That is quite an achievement, considering that the characters are all AI machines, re-engineered humans or species of non-human sapient life forms. (Continue reading…)
A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
This novel is on the shortlist for the 2017 Hugo Awards, which will be handed out at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland, in August 2017.
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