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The long way to a small, angry planet (EBook, 2015, Hodder & Stoughton) 4 stars

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space-and one adventurous young explorer who …

actual non-human aliens!!

5 stars

Someone recommended this to me when I was looking for good rich sff reading and it hit the spot. It's an episodic plot, which I don't always love, but it worked for me here, given the complexity of the world-building and the assortment of characters. I was not expecting so much depth to the characters nor the deep emotions. In any case, I looked forward to returning to it every night I was reading it and now I miss that world! on to the next, of course