tiistai 2. tammikuuta 2018

Becky Chambers: A closed and common orbit

Becky Chambers tarjoaa reipashenkisen tieteisseikkailun, jossa tiede ja tekniikka ei ole niinkään pääosassa kuin mausteena tarinalle jossa monenlaiset olennot etsivät paikkaansa maailmassa: A closed and common orbit (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016; ISBN 978-1-4736-2144-2).

Teos on periaatteessa itsenäinen jatko-osa romaanille The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, ja vaikka romaanin voi lukea erikseenkin, tuntui silti että parempi olisi ollut lukea ensin tuo aiempi teos, se luultavasti olisi syventänyt tarinaa, nyt joistakin juonikuvion elementeistä syntyi hiukan hämärä tunne. No, kunhan saan tuon toisen teoksen käsiini, hämäryys varmaan hälvenee. Melkoisen romaanin Chambers joka tapauksessa on kirjoittanut.

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.

But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over. Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible imagination of Becky Chambers and has been nominated for any number of awards and accolades, including the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and is perfect for fans of Firefly, Joss Whedon, Mass Effect and Star Wars.

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