This book focuses upon Pepper's (Jane) and Lovelace's (Ship AI) histories and, individually, their growth towards life's fulfillment. Both characters were closed off from society and so had much in common. The author shows that gene manipulation could be used devastatingly to produce a society where many are cloned and thereby enslaved to manufacture goods and services for the few. Philosophically where does society stand in relation to artificial intelligence?
My preference is for more action in sci-fi, and so the four stars, but I recognise the quality of this work. I highly recommend it.
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). - Tor.com on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANETOne of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. - James Smythe on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANETA quietly profound, humane tour de force' - Guardian on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANETJoyously written and a joy to read. - Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
The extraordinary new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian)