Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension
The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life
An intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor . . . This is a superb work from one of the genre's rising stars.
Deeply moving... the sparky empathy of Chambers' writing [draws] you into these strange creatures' hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving.
A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, Planet is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general).
Beautifully written and fascinating
Both fascinating and entertaining... Becky's portrayal of humanity is generous, kind and honest
This novel was exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale
'Relatable characters in a fascinating universe . . . the writing uplifts and captivates'
A quietly profound, humane tour de force'
PRAISE FOR RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW:
Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community
An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy
Checks all the boxes . . . driven by well-drawn, likable, and diverse characters in a complex future world.
PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS: