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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

 Author: Becky Chambers  Category: Adventure  Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  Published: July 29, 2014  Language: English  File Size: 2.4 MB  Tags: AdventureFantasyFictionScience fictionSpaceSpace Opera |  Download PDF


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, explores the theme of power and authority.


Fleeing her old life, Rosemary Harper joins the multi-species crew of the Wayfarer as a file clerk, and follows them on their various missions throughout the galaxy.

It introduces readers to the Wayfarer, a ship specialized in establishing stable wormholes between remote portions of the galaxy. The ship’s crew is a diverse assembly of individuals from many races and backgrounds, each bringing their distinct abilities and viewpoints to the collaborative task of establishing these crucial links.

Famous Quotes:

People can do terrible things when they feel safe and powerful.

We’re all aliens to someone.

It’s not the weight of the world that’s gonna break you. It’s the weight of the people you try to carry.

Family don’t end with blood, but it sure don’t start there either.

A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices.

Difference is what makes life interesting.

Change is always hard. But the alternative is much, much worse.

If we asked, more often, why not? Imagine the possibilities.

The universe is a big place. There’s room for all kinds of people.

Love doesn’t erase the past, but it makes the future different.

Every choice carries with it a weight, even if we do not see it.

It takes courage to be different. It takes bravery to stand alone.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.

The truth may not be pretty, but it’s a precious thing.

We are all made of star-stuff. We are all connected.

Perfection is unrealistic, but striving for it is not.

Your happiness is not dependent on someone else’s approval.

To truly see another, we must embrace our own vulnerability.

There’s no virtue in being ‘just like everyone else’.

It’s not about being right, it’s about being kind.

The strongest love is the love that’s willing to let go.

Death is never easy, but it’s a part of life.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

Our differences make us beautiful.

Sometimes the easiest way to protect someone is to leave them alone.

We’re all on a journey, and it doesn’t matter where we end up.

Kindness and understanding can change the world.

Home isn’t always a place, it can be people too.

The small and angry moments can lead to big and beautiful changes.