THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET (BECKY CHAMBERS)
The highest praise I can give The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is that it made me go full fangirl. I loved this book. It follows a crew of wormhole builders on their journey to a faraway planet, but the main pull for me was the characters; by the end, they all felt like family. Plus, the book features a queer romance that made me completely giddy, lots of super cool alien species (including one with a polyamorous culture), and incisive AI politics. It feels like the summer blockbuster I wish existed. The sequel is great too!
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