The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Though I like decently written books that do not feel long, I like it better when they get to the meat of the story quicker than this one. This story’s main action does not even really begin until more than half-way through the book.
Rosemary Harper is running into space to escape from her life on Mars. She has changed her identity and signed up on a tunnel ship that has seen better days. She joins a mixed crew as they work on punching wormholes in space between different colonies. Then comes an offer that promises a lot more pay–one that could change the fortune of all aboard and that is punch a hole to a group of very violent people who have agreed to join the other races. But, as I mentioned, this second part does not even really begin until the book is halfway over. The first half is really just slice of life on the ship as it visits planets, punches wormholes, and more. You’re left wondering where the story is going.
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