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
The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time
Checks all the boxes . . . driven by well-drawn, likable, and diverse characters in a complex future world
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.
So much fun to read
Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction, her books bring me so much joy
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
PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS:
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).
Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination
Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale
A quietly profound, humane tour de force