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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529358957

Price: £21.99

ON SALE: 18th February 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure

Sunday Times bestselling author Becky Chambers returns to the Galactic Commons in the final installment in her award-winning and critically acclaimed Wayfarers series.

With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.

One of the many establishments present is the Five-Hop One-Stop, a place where long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and pick up fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her occasionally helpful child, who both work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from Gora, three strangers are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, and with nothing to do but wait, the trio – an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes – are compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they might be to each other.

(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd


[A] delightful, cozy novel. Devoted fans and newcomers alike will thrill with this imaginative sci-fi confection
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
*** Praise for Becky Chambers ***
Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life
John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers
In a word, brilliant
Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird
A quietly profound, humane tour de force
Chambers is simply an exceptional talent
Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction
Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London
Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
An boundlessly imaginative and fantastical conclusion to a thrilling series of novels
Woman and Home