‘The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet’ by Becky Chambers

‘Firefly Fanfic, But Not’

Score: 4/5

I think this was another one of my Christmas Present books from Big Green Bookshop, courtesy of SWMBO.

It’s a nice science fiction tale. The basic setting reminded me a lot of Firefly - a collection of individuals working on an independent spaceship and so on. And it comes with the usual holes I often pick in science fiction (We have cameras and microphones just about everywhere today - do you really think there’ll be fewer in a couple of centuries? And do you really think inter-species politics would work that way? And we have such a variety in life, geography and sociology on the one planet we know about, so is it really a good idea to sum a planet up by a single characteristic?)

But putting that aside (as I pretty much always have to), it’s a fun book. Mostly. Bits of it (no spoilers) make me uncomfortable, and I’m not sure how much of that is just me. Hmm.

Tags: 4 Word Book Reviews
Created by on Logo15659OpinionatedGeek Ltd.Logo15659