Add an entry for "The Galaxy and the Ground Within"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:46:26 +0000 (21:46 +0100)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:46:26 +0000 (21:46 +0100)
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+book:
+  author: Becky Chambers
+  cover_image: the-galaxy-and-the-ground-within.jpg
+  isbn13: '9781529362947'
+  publication_year: '2021'
+  title: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
+review:
+  date_read: 2021-04-17
+  format: hardback
+  rating: 5
+---
+
+This is the final book in Becky Chambers's *Wayfarers* series, and like the other three books I loved it.
+I re-read the series before finishing this one, so I could savour the universe.
+
+It's a different story again – almost the entire book takes place within a single habitation dome, a sort of space-motel.
+The characters are the residents, the owner and her son, sheltering in-place until an external crisis is resolved.
+(Hmm.)
+All the characters are alien species, with only a very brief appearance by a human.
+
+I love how alien the aliens in this series feel.
+They aren't humans with green facepaint – they have totally different cultural norms, social structures, physical biology.
+It makes you question your own norms, and the lack of humans in this book really works.
+
+This book feels more overtly political than some of the others – there's pointed commentary on war, bodily autonomy, and colonialism (including a jab at museums!).
+
+Very much enjoyed, lots of warm fuzzy feelings.
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