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eris404
Rosebud | Paul Cornell
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this book. It‘s quite short (only a little over 100 pages), but full of big ideas about space travel and time and even a little bit about magic. In a distant, dystopian future, five beings in a near microscopic ship are exploring an anomaly—a thing less than a millimeter in size that could change our entire solar system. CW: this book has portrayals of oppression and transphobia, but ultimately has a very hopeful message.

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hissingpotatoes
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Pickpick

3.5/5⭐ Some parts felt a little more clumsy compared to the first book, but still a fun read.

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hissingpotatoes
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Life is terrifying. None of us have a rule book. None of us know what we're doing here. So, the easiest way to stare reality in the face and not utterly lose your shit is to believe that you have control over it.

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hissingpotatoes
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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What was the difference between strung-together neurons and a simple bundle of if/then code, if the outward actions were the same?

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elkeOriginal
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Pickpick

The 2nd in the Wayfarers series has often been recommended and I am glad I finally gave it the attention it deserved.
Two separate storylines alternate throughout: Pepper‘s origin story as well as Sidra‘s struggles with her new life.
And while I admit at first I dipped in and out, powering through the last half in one go paid off.
Holy smokes the ending is beautiful and perfect and everything reading should be - it brought tears to my eyes 💕

Ruthiella Yeah. This one made me cry too! ❤️ 3mo
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Mrs_B
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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I have abandoned everything I was supposed to do today in order to finish this book. It was totally worth it.
Becky Chambers is fast becoming a must read author for me. I very much enjoyed this tale of purpose, belonging and family.

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keithlafo
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Mehso-so

A bit of a mixed bag, with a ton of great ideas but a structure that undercuts the story‘s suspense at multiple points. The ending didn‘t quite pull things together for me, either.

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Clare-Dragonfly
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Pickpick

I was almost late to work this morning because I didn‘t want to stop reading—I wanted to finish this book!

I adore the characters, and I adore the world. I love how much of this book was about who counts as a person and how to get others to recognize it.

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Oryx
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Pickpick

This was was great. Sylv.ie is an artificial intelligence "Doll" designed to be a mistress to a rich man. In many respects it reminded me of Clara and The Sun, but I think explored a world of AIs more thoroughly and with more story. It develops lots of interesting feminist themes around sex/sex work, and women's roles/identities. Sylv.ie was a compelling narrator, moving from innocence to a bleak understanding of the reality of her life.

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Oryx
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Booked an impromptu day off work. I'm calling it a reading day. Not sure what I'm in the mood for, so grabbed a few and will see what sticks. Looks like the last day of nice weather for a while, so I'm going to make the most of it.

squirrelbrain Great idea! I‘ve just put Three in my holiday pile. 5mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 5mo
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