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7 Reddit comments about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers):

u/CitizenCrash · 4 pointsr/swrpg

If you're open to looking at novels outside of the Star Wars universe, I've stolen several characters from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. The crew in that story is more Firefly-ish, just taking jobs and trying to make it.

u/iwakun · 3 pointsr/scifi

How about The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet? A aliens with humans on a single ship. Nice world building. Fun characters.

u/ErinFlight · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Not sure what genres you like.

But if you enjoy fantasy I'd recommend Terry Pratchett, comedy fantasy author who has really good characters and intriguing plots. Don't start from the first book he wrote though. Maybe read some summaries from later books and see what sticks out? But I personally love the Watch novels They follow a fairly cynical detective and his various adventures. I've found that the comedy in Pratchett's books generally adds to the story, instead of taking away from the impact of it. He points out a lot of the intrinsic absurdities of life, in ways that are funny but also sometimes feel insightful.

If you enjoy sci-fi, 'a long way to a small angry planet' ( might be good. Its character focused, with a good plot, but is generally a warm and pleasant read, without being comedy. However, it still manages to deal with complex issues, has an interesting plot, and has some really genuinely interesting worldbuilding and aliens.

If you want more realism, James Herriot's novels might be a good choice. They are basically fictionalized memoirs of a vet in the English countryside. Some of the stories are hilarious, some are bittersweet.

u/legalpothead · 2 pointsr/scifiwriting

Have a look at Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series. Space opera/MilSF, simple narratives.

Incidentally, if you use FTL, you can set the average speed and transit time to whatever is convenient to your narrative.

Excession by Iain Banks is a good look at a post scarcity interstellar society. It's also a good study in plotting and pacing. In a Banks novel you'll generally encounter complex narratives, factions gathering intelligence for most of the book and maneuvering into position, then a big action scene, then the factions regroup and then a big final action scene.

I think you should also look at Martha Wells' Murderbot series. This is a series of novellas, 40K words, but they are basically being marketed as novels, and readers are eating it up. Wells is killing it with this series, and you should study the overall form of the story and the writing style and tone/mood.

Readers are hungry for lighthearted SF now. Not necessarily humorous SF like the Hitchhiker's Guide, though humorous is also popular, but lighthearted enough so that the characters can crack a joke occasionally, or have some running banter in their dialogue. Murderbot is a killer android with a soft side.

I think readers are tired of the doom & gloom of post apoc, and right now the market responds to lighter fare. Other recent examples of this would be We are Legion (We are Bob) and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I hesitate in include these two, because I think they are both poorly written, but they are both lighthearted and are super popular right now.

u/jackalsclaw · 2 pointsr/actuallesbians
u/Valiantlycaustic · 1 pointr/AskWomen

This looks interesting. I just added it to my reading list.

here is a US link for those interested

u/doom_doo_dah · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I’m not much of a sci-fi reader, but this is turning out to be... less tedious. I'd recommend it if you liked Firefly.

I don't think I have any cheap books on my list.