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Chambers, Becky - A Closed and Common Orbit

Chambers, Becky - A Closed and Common Orbit

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The Wayfarers universe expands in this captivating space opera filled with lovable aliens, heartwarming friendships, and a journey of self-discovery. Lovelace, a sentient AI, longs to explore the galaxy but remains confined to an aging space station. When an opportunity arises to join a crew on a daring mission, Lovelace must confront their fears and navigate complex relationships, including a blossoming romance with Sid, a charming and impulsive pilot.


Dive into the vibrant world of the Wayfarers in A Closed and Common Orbit. Lovelace, an insightful and witty AI, dreams of venturing beyond the familiar confines of their space station. When a chance encounter with a charming but reckless pilot, Sid, leads to a thrilling mission, Lovelace must grapple with their anxieties and embrace the unknown. Amidst the dangers and wonders of space travel, Lovelace embarks on a journey of self-discovery, forming meaningful connections with their crewmates and confronting their deep-seated fear of loneliness. As they explore the complexities of friendship, love, and identity, Lovelace discovers the true meaning of connection and the power of embracing vulnerability.

LGBT Themes:

    • LGBTQ+ representation: The book features diverse characters with various sexual orientations and gender identities, including Lovelace's non-binary identity and Sid's possible bisexuality.
    • Exploring romantic relationships: The blossoming romance between Lovelace and Sid challenges traditional narratives of love and showcases a dynamic between an AI and a human.
    • Found family and chosen bonds: The story emphasizes the importance of chosen family and acceptance, highlighting the strong bonds formed among the crewmates despite their differences.

Relevant Tags:

    • Science fiction
    • LGBT fiction
    • Space opera
    • AI
    • Found family
    • Friendship
    • Romance
    • Self-discovery

Awards & Recognition:

    • Clarke Award Nominee for Best Novel
    • Locus Award Finalist for Best Novel
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science Fiction

Additional Information:

    • Genre: Science Fiction, LGBT fiction
    • Pages: 384
    • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
    • Release Date: June 6, 2017
    • ISBN: 9781473621473
    • Weight: 370 grams
  • Size:  (328 x 25 x 197 mm)
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