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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Summary: Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that’s seen better days buts offers everything she needs: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running.

Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years… if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn’t the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

Thoughts: I liked the book overall, and I would definitely recommend this is you’re looking for a character-driven, feel-good ensemble spaceship crew sci-fi book. The world building is excellent: there are are a lot of different alien species with diverse cultural norms and family structures, and the conflicts in inter-species relations that follow. The wlw relationship was REALLY cute, but I gave 3.5/5 because it was a pretty small part of the book.

Warnings: some spaceship violence, consensual and non-descript m/f and f/f sex scenes, some use of alcohol/substances, minor character death

anonymous asked:

What love songs do you think match your favorite ships?

Gency: The Score — Oh My Love. This song makes me think of their lives together as a whole. Through the good and the bad and how Genji would tell Mercy each and every word of this song. 

High Justice: Jon Pardi — Head Over Boots. A country soul feeling song to fit McCree’s undying devotion to Pharah. Simply how much he wants to be with his Egyptian Goddess queen. 

Time Dragon: Twenty One Pilots — Air Catcher. This is Hanzo’s inter conflict with falling in love with Tracer, his fear and want of her. In the end, he lets himself fall. 

Widowreaper: Five Seconds Of Summer — Vapor. Its a plead of desperation for the other to stay close and always remember each other. They only have each other now, and they can’t lose that. They can’t lose this love. 

Ana76: Jukebox The Ghost — Girl. It’s a reminder to Soldier 76 about how much love heals and how Ana is the only who can make him believe in such things again. How she brings him back to happier times where love is real. 

BunnyRibbit: Walk The Moon — Shut Up And Dance. Easily how they both are so fun and full of love. How they dance together so perfectly and are in awe of each other. 

Junkmetra: Jess Glynne — Hold My Hand. This song shows both how strong they are individually but how much they need each other’s support. Symmetra simply wanting Junkrat close and how Junkrat is always there for her.

Zen Hack: OneRepublic — Something I need. Sombra’s confession to Zenyatta. How he simply is what she needs. He’s become so important, that the one life she does live must be with him.