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With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.
At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.
When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangers—all different species with different aims—are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trio—an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes—are compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other.
Sooooo excited about this 4th Wayfarers book! Becky Chambers has become, over the past couple of years, one of my absolute favorite authors. I love how she uses science fiction to explore not only space but the humanity within us all. I was lucky enough to get an eARC of this one, which I hope to be reading later this month! The Galaxy, and the Ground Within is expected April 20th, 2021.
12 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers”
I still haven’t started this series but its on my list and I really want to read it, I just haven’t gotten that far yet lol!
I love these books. I do think the first one is the weakest, imo, but it’s still really great!
I may try to start this series this year, I mean, I am the only blogger who hasn’t read Becky Chambers!
Oh, I hope you get the chance. She’s become one of my favorite authors!
4th book? Ugh, I really need to get caught up with this series – it looks so much fun, and the covers are so gorgeous.
It’s one of my favorite series! It’s a loose series, most of them can be read alone so easy to pick up. 🙂
I’m sooooo excited for this one too!
Becky Chambers is just the best. I hope we both enjoy it!
Definitely looking forward to this one. I didn’t review No.3 (I don’t think) but I’m surprised with myself that otherwise I’ve kept on track with the Wayfarer’s series.
No. 3 is only very loosely connected but it’s probably my favorite of the series so far–very slice of life, almost no plot. I’m hoping this next one will be my new favorite though. 🙂
100% can’t wait, I got an eARC of this and I’m itching to read it!
I also have an eARC–it’s my last book on my review pile at the moment and I’m hoping I can squeeze it in before the end of the month. 🙂