It’s been a long time since I did a book meme for the blog, so let’s start it off with an eagerly anticipated book due out at the end of July. I have had this book on order since around this time last year when it was first advertised for pre-order. If you’re a long term reader of the blog, or have followed me on Twitter long enough – you will know of my obsession for Becky Chambers and her debut Wayfarers Series. Those who are fans of science fiction, in particular sci-fi that is more character-based than planet/tech based, will seriously love this series. I class it as a work of literary sci-fi – it’s that good! Check out the synopsis for the third book in the series below, and why not check out my reviews for the previous books if you’re interested in what I thought!
Side Note: Though these novels are all based in the same series and do contain characters from previous novels, I do personally believe that they can be read as stand-alone novels as not all characters do reappear or are mentioned.
As always, credit to Breaking The Spine for the creation of WoW.
Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.
Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.
Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn’t know where to find it.
Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.
And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:
What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?