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At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in sub-zero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to explore neighbouring exoplanets long suspected to harbour life.
Ariadne is one such explorer. On a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds fifteen light-years from Earth, she and her fellow crewmates sleep while in transit, and wake each time with different features. But as they shift through both form and time, life back on Earth has also changed. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the wonders and dangers of her journey, in the hope that someone back home might still be listening.
I think at this point I’ll read anything Becky Chambers writes, because I just love her work so much. Add that to the fact that I’m really enjoying novellas these days and I think one is going to be a win-win for me. To Be Taught, If Fortunate is set to come out September 3rd, 2019 from Harper Voyager.
17 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers”
I’m really excited to read this one!
Me too! I will pretty much read anything by Becky Chambers at this point. 😀
I still have a record of a spaceborn few to go! But I’m planning on reading it soon!
Hope you enjoy it, I really loved that one.
Is this a new series from her? Or stand alone? Sounds awesome!
I believe it’s a stand alone!
Great choice, and I’m also wondering if this is connected to her other series. I love the title!
I’m not sure if it is or not but I hope so!
I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am about a new Becky Chambers release
I love Becky Chambers so I will definitely read this at some point
BTW – unrelated – picked up a kindle copy of Goblin Emperor for 99p the other day – can’t wait to dig in.
I saw that it was on sale! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
I haven’t read anything by the author, but I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I love Becky Chambers, her Wayfarers series is all very much hopeful sci-fi. The last books, Record of a Spaceborn Few is also very slice of life, which I loved. There’s just something about her writing that is touching to me.
Wow, this sounds great! I still haven’t had a chance to read anything by Becky Chambers, but I’m really hoping to soon.
I highly recommend her stuff, I love it. She’s basically an auto-buy author for me now. 😀
I saw this pop up on Edelweiss earlier this week and slammed the request button so hard! Now to just see if they’ll let me have it…..
Oooh, didn’t know it was up for requests yet. I will probably not request, I have a few ARCs out right now, but good to know. Hope you get approved!