Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2016
Genre Scifi
Origin US
Publisher Harper Voyager
My Copy library audiobook
First Read November 21, 2023

A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Kind of delightful to have a story where the POV / newbie character is the damaged one, joining a crew of a really functional emotionally healthy people that all have and embrace their differences. It’s like one of those side characters who meets the Penderwicks for the first time (my model of an aspirational family )!

Noted on November 21, 2023

This was on my 'recommended by somebody but I forgot who' list for a long time, and I finally gave it a spin. Fun zippy space adventure that feels like it started out as a Firefly fanfic. Episodic adventures, one big arc, centered around a functional interesting ‘found family’. Really like all the pleasure of Firefly, with episodic adventures and a framing narrative that’s about the newbie rich kid fitting into the crew AND the big interstellar conflict. But with fun alien species, AI, etc. It’s light hearted without being silly, unserious without being flippant. And I mean unserious in a good way!

Noted on November 21, 2023

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