Browncoats, rejoice! The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a lighthearted
space opera that will remind you more than a little of the exploits of the Serenity.
Rosemary joins the crew of the Wayfarer, a wormhole tunneling ship that is
decidedly past its prime. However, the crew is a tightly knit family, and Rosemary
sees signing on as an easy way to escape from her past. The Wayfarer embarks
on what it believes to be just another job, and disasters ensue. This book was
such fun that I was sad when it ended.
— Christine, Chicago ORD
This is a story about intergalactic politics, but more importantly, a story of how a crew becomes family. Lots of action and heart, fans of Firefly and space opera will love this book.
— Karrie, Vroman's
Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman, she's never met anyone remotely like the ship's diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain. Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy-exactly what Rosemary wants. It's also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn't part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary's got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs-an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe.