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To Be Taught, If Fortunate In her new novella, Sunday Times best selling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves Ariadne is one such explorer As an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel, she and her fellow crewmates sleep between worlds and wake up each time with different features Her experience is one of fluid body and stable mind and of a unique perspective on the passage of time Back on Earth, society changes dramatically from decade to decade, as it always does.Ariadne may awaken to find that support for space exploration back home has waned, or that her country of birth no longer exists, or that a cult has arisen around their cosmic findings, only to dissolve onceby the next waking But the moods of Earth have little bearing on their mission to explore, to study, and to send their learnings home Carrying all the trademarks of her other beloved works, including brilliant writing, fantastic world building and exceptional, diverse characters, Becky s first audiobook outside of the Wayfarers series is sure to capture the imagination of listeners all over the world. Read To Be Taught, If Fortunate – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Oh look another book I need to add to my ever growing TBR

  2. WOW, this reminded me so much of why I love sci fi and why I need to make it a priority to readof it Becky Chambers has such a knack for writing heartbreakingly human, character driven stories I loved this a whole heck of a lot.

  3. Since I first read Joanna Russ WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO I ve had a hole in my heart This book healed it This extraordinary novella proves that you don t have to write a long book to pack a big punch Becky Chambers writing gets better and better with everything she writes, and this is no exception Every sentence is perfectly balanced without attracting unnecessary attention characterization is subtle but effective and the impact of the ending is everything I hoped it would be A future sci Since I first read Joanna Russ WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO I ve had a hole in my heart This book healed it This extraordinary novella proves that you don t have to write a long book to pack a big punch Becky Chambers writing gets better and better with everything she writes, and this is no exception Every sentence is perfectly balanced without attracting unnecessary attention characterization is subtle ...

  4. Becky Chambers is a freaking genius If you have any interest in speculative fiction about where we as a species could be headed then you really need to pick up any of her books To Be Taught If Fortunate is a short novella about longterm space mission to study four planets light years away from Earth There are four members of the crew of the OCA spacecraft Merian Ariadne O Neill, Elena Quesada Cruz, Jack Vo and Chikondi Daka But instead of getting caught up in stereotypical space opera sty Becky Chambers is a freaking genius If you have any interest in speculative fiction about where we as a species could be headed then you really need to pick up any of her books To Be Taught If Fortunate is a short novella about longterm space mission to study four planets light years away from Earth There are four members of the crew of the OCA spacecraft Merian Ariadne O Neill, Elena Quesada Cruz, Jack Vo and Chikondi Daka But instead of getting caught up in stereotypical space opera style events this book takes the form of a message sent back to...

  5. THE MARTIAN meets INTERSTELLAR, this is high concept speculative fic at its finest Rendered with startling clarity, Chambers latest offering is a short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches and flaws Unputdownable.

  6. Guys, if you haven t read any of Becky Chambers uplifting solar punk see her Hugo award wining Wayfarers trilogy , then To Be Taught, If Fortunate is the perfect place to start Stuffed into less than 200 pages is a compelling, intelligent, and deeply humanistic science fiction yarn that is representative of what Chambers does best The story is told as a letter being sent back to Earth from Adriane, pilot of a OCA spaceship meant to categorize and study exoplanets These four pilots travel Guys, if you haven t read any of Becky Chambers uplifting solar punk see her Hugo award wining Wayfarers trilogy , then To Be Taught, If Fortunate is the perfect place to start Stuffed into less than 200 pages is a compelling, intelligent, and deeply humanistic science fiction yarn that is representative of what Chambers does best The story is told as a letter being sent back to Earth from Adriane, pilot of a OCA spaceship meant to categorize and study exoplanets These four pilots travel the stars, alter their physiology, and do massive scientific investigations of local flora and fauna The story s structure is roughly chopped into four planets that the team explores throughout their journey, with decades spent in suspended a...

  7. Originally posted to I Should Read That I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This is a spoiler free review.You all know how passionately I love Becky Chambers books she s one of my favourite authors and consistently puts out incredible stories When her next release was announced, I was initially a little disappointed that To Be Taught, If Fortunate wasn t going to be a continuation of her Wayfarers books However I completely trust Becky to give Originally posted to I Should Read That I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This is a spoiler free review.You all know how passionately I love Becky Chambers books she s one of my favourite authors and consistently puts out incredible stories When her next release was announced, I was initially a little disappointed that To Be Taught, If Fortunate wasn t going to be a continuation of her Wayfarers books However I completely trust Becky to give me the gorgeous, quiet stories I crave My faith in Becky Chambers remains To Be Taught, If Fortunate is the beautiful, gentle tale of human exploration that I never knew I needed.To me, Becky Chambers s books have always represented what humankind c...

  8. ARC received from the publisher Harper Voyager on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.And Becky Chambers has done it again I know that s a clich line to use in a review, but I wouldn t be surprised if in a few decades she will be remembered as one of the greats This is the exact kind of thought provoking, insightful, ultimately deeply human sci fi that makes up the best the genre has to offer.However, I went in with entirely the wrong expectations so I will say this don t expect ano ARC received from the publisher Harper Voyager on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.And Becky Chambers has done it again I know that s a clich line to use in a review, but I wouldn t be surprised if in a few decades she will be remembered as one of the greats This is the exact kind of thought provoking, insightful, ultimately deeply human sci fi that makes up the best the genre has to offer.However, I went in with entirely the wrong expectations so I will say this don t expect another Wayfarers Expect discussion of the ethics of space exploration Expect your mind to be blown, perhaps But heartwarming, character focusedforget it.For one, it s hard sci fi Harder than I m used to,...

  9. Gifted A near future look at a manned mission to research primitive alien life outside the solar system The crew wear patches that alter their genes to adapt to each planet making their skin glitter on low light moons, giving themmuscle strength on high gravity planets, etc The alien lifeforms are fascinating and distinctly non Earthian I loved the crew too some amazing diversity of race and sexuality for only 4 characters The ending really struck a chord with me too it made me Gifted A near future look at a manned mission to research primitive alien life outside the solar system The crew wear patches that alter their genes to adapt to each planet making their skin glitter on low light moons, giving themmuscle strength on high gravity planets, etc The alien lifeforms are fascinating and distinctly non Earthian I loved the crew too some amazing diversity of race and sexuality for only 4 ch...

  10. I kind of did a double take when I read in the brief author bio at the end of this novella that Becky Chambers has a wife Nothing wrong with that in our enlightened age, but it is quite ironic in the light of the main criticism of her Wayfarers series as being too conventional, hopeful, optimistic, and too caught up in the minutiae of her characters often very complex and sex packed lives.Well, this criticism goes out the window with this short novella, which packsgung ho action int I kind of did a double take when I read in the brief author bio at the end of this novella that Becky Chambers has a wife Nothing wrong with that in our enlightened age, but it is quite ironic in the light of the main criticism of her Wayfarers series as being too conventional, hopeful, optimistic, and too caught up in the minutiae of her characters often very complex and sex packed lives.Well, this criticism goes out the window with this short novella, which packsgung ho action into its slim length than the entire ...

  11. Why did I make the mistake of reading this while I m first drafting something Another beautiful offering from one of my favourite writers.

  12. A pioneering space mission in the near future with it s feet firmly on our reality The joviality, compassion and diversity familiar from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet crew meets the no nonsense mentality and first person narration reminiscence of Red Mars and The Martian logging in details on daily maintenance and mission tasks, convincing bits of astrogeological and astrobiological observations, and perceptive personal thoughts on crew psychology Absolutely captivating treat, with in A pioneering space mission in the near future with it s feet firmly on our reality The joviality, compassion and diversity familiar from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet crew meets the no nonsense mentality and first person narration reminiscence of Red Mars and The Martian logging in details on daily maintenance and mission tasks, convincing bits of astrogeological and astrobiological...

  13. 4.5 starsWhat an amazing short story It was a breath of fresh air after the books I ve been picking up.