The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life
Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction, her books bring me so much joy
Some of the most forward-thinking, inspiring science fiction out there . . . a joyful antidote to crushed spirits and a celebration of the power of curiosity, love, adventure and discovery
Epic in the scale of discoveries but with a miniaturist's eye for detail, and as revealing of the observers as the observed. In a word, brilliant
Rendered with startling clarity, Chambers' latest offering is a short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches and flaws. Unputdownable
Extraordinary . . . A future sci-fi masterwork in a new and welcome tradition
Outstanding . . . Chambers packs an immense amount of story into a novella worthy of full-length praise
[A] compelling exploration of home, family, and what makes us human in the midst of all that isn't, but could be. An extraordinary picture of humanity among the stars.
There's a quiet beauty to Chambers' writing that envelopes you in her story and holds you tight until the very end. Proof that a novel doesn't have to depth, meaning and intelligence.
Chambers creates an energy of hope and determination with every word, bringing life to space travel and the wonders - and traumas - of Earth's possible future
An exquisite expression of our moment in time. Here's why we need to keep going boldly into space - not to exploit, but to learn. Impressive and essential
With deft prose and her usual flair for excellent characterization, Becky Chambers brings a cast of astronauts through time, space, and physical form to show us what it means to be human on this side of the galaxy
a lovely, gentle, uncompromisingly character-centred piece of work
Chambers delivers a story that simultaneously invites readers into her vision of the future, and pleads for an interrogation of our present . . . To Be Taught, If Fortunate deserves the stars and more