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Sunday Times best-selling author Becky Chambers returns to the Galactic Commons in the final instalment in her award-winning and critically acclaimed Wayfarers series.

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 travelling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.

One of the many establishments present is the Five-Hop One-Stop, a place where long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is) and pick up fuel, transit permits and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her occasionally helpful child, who both work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from Gora, three strangers are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded and 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 might be to each other.

©2021 Becky Chambers (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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A Wonderful Finale

As excellent as the rest of the series with the same vivid imagery, character gallery and slice-of-life dramatization that pulls you in from start to finish. Patricia Rodriguez, likewise, reprises her role with excellence, to the point I don't think I could ever imagine another narrator for this wonderful series.

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Another great book!

I'm not sure I can say anything that will do this book justice. ITS BRILLIANT!

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A beautiful, bittersweet goodbye to the Wayfarers

When my best friend bought my a copy of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I wouldn't have believed how profoundly it would impact me. The Wayfarers series has fast become one of my favourite universes.

The series goes beyond the typical space opera trope to create a universe of characters that, whilst wildly different to our notion of humanity, bring to the fore what it is to be human. The series is beautifully portrayed through Patricia Rodriguez's narration, making it feel like a cosy peek into the lives of others rather than a voyeuristic.

With an entirely alien ensemble cast The Galaxy, and the Ground Within is no less relatable. It is a fitting, beautiful, bittersweet close to the series, and my hope is that Becky Chambers will one day revisit the Galactic Commons.

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MORE PLEASE ♥️♥️

Becky's words & imagination, with Patricia's voice; close to perfection.
This is how to make an intertwined, multilayered, combination of seemingly disperate characters, their species, and stories that span several extremely satisfying books...... and always be left needing/wanting to learn more about them and the Universe they inhabit.
More please dearest author. (a D&D 5e Source book would be awesome haha)