Title: A Closed and Common Orbit (excerpt)
Author: Becky Chambers
Series: Wayfarers #2
Publisher: Harper Voyager (US), Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication Date: October 2016
Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.
But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.
Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) introduced readers to the incredible imagination of Becky Chambers and was nominated for numerous awards and accolades, including the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction, the British Fantasy Award, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.