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The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1)

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.

That is, until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

Originally funded via Kickstarter in 2012 and self-published in 2014, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet has found a new home with Hodder & Stoughton and Harper Voyager.

"The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is 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

  • Shortlisted for the 2015 Kitschies for Best Debut

  • Longlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

  • Longlisted for the 2015 Tiptree Award

  • Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Awards for Best Newcomer

  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award

  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for Best Foreign-Language Novel

  • Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia Verlanger