World Building Book Group: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
The World Building Book Group will discuss science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction titles that provide rich, layered imaginary worlds populated with diverse forms of life. Selected titles will encourage readers to explore different possibilities and spark curiosity about the world around them. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the JHPL.
About the book: Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.