To Be Taught, If Fortunate

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

In her new novella, Sunday Times best-selling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves.

Ariadne is one such explorer. As an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel, she and her fellow crewmates sleep between worlds and wake up each time with different features. Her experience is one of fluid body and stable mind and of a unique perspective on the passage of time. Back on Earth, society changes dramatically from decade to decade, as it always does.

Ariadne may awaken to find that support for space exploration back home has waned, or that her country of birth no longer exists, or that a cult has arisen around their cosmic findings, only to dissolve once more by the next waking. But the moods of Earth have little bearing on their mission: to explore, to study, and to send their learnings home.

Carrying all the trademarks of her other beloved works, including brilliant writing, fantastic world-building and exceptional, diverse characters, Becky's first audiobook outside of the Wayfarers series is sure to capture the imagination of listeners all over the world.

Title:To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062936011
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    To Be Taught, If Fortunate Reviews

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Oh look another book I need to add to my ever growing TBR!...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    WOW, this reminded me so much of why I love sci-fi and why I need to make it a priority to read more of it. Becky Chambers has such a knack for writing heartbreakingly human, character driven stories....

  • Joanne Harris

    Since I first read Joanna Russ' WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO... I've had a hole in my heart. This book healed it. This extraordinary novella proves that you don't have to write a long book to pack a big punch....

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    Becky Chambers is a freaking genius. If you have any interest in speculative fiction about where we as a species could be headed then you really need to pick up any of her books. 'To Be Taught If Fort...

  • Natasha Ngan

    THE MARTIAN meets INTERSTELLAR, this is high-concept speculative fic at its finest. Rendered with startling clarity, Chambers' latest offering is a short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches...

  • Matthew Quann

    Guys, if you haven't read any of Becky Chambers' uplifting solar punk (see her Hugo-award wining Wayfarers trilogy), then To Be Taught, If Fortunate is the perfect place to start. Stuffed into less ...

  • Oleksandr Zholud

    This is a SF space exploration novella in tradition of classic SF educaiment.People go to the stars. And it is done not by a state or corporation, but by million of people across the globe giving mone...

  • Justine

    Originally posted to I Should Read ThatI received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler-free review.You all know how passionately I love Becky Cham...

  • wanderer (Para)

    ARC received from the publisher (Harper Voyager) on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.And Becky Chambers has done it again. I know that's a cliché line to use in a review, but I wouldn't be ...

  • Lauren James

    [Gifted]A near-future look at a manned mission to research primitive alien life outside the solar system. The crew wear patches that alter their genes to adapt to each planet - making their skin glitt...