My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of the best science fiction books that I’ve read in quite a while. The plot isn’t innovative in any particular way, the narrative advances at a steady pace, yet a wonderful worldbuilding effort, a perfect cast of characters and a very readable prose style make Becky Chambers’ debut novel stand out high above the average. I can hardly wait for more adventures of the Wayfarer crew. Highly recommended to anyone who loves finely crafted tales that happen in a diverse and complex – and non-anthropocentric! – future.