A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot 2)

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot 2)

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot 2)

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy is maybe less of a continuation in feel, and more of one that explores the flip side of the relationship between Dex and Mosscap. Hugo Award–winning author Becky Chambers begins a new series with this delightful and quietly philosophical novella that presents a hopeful glimpse into a future where humanity actually does the right thing. Instead of tight back-and-forth dialogue between the two leads, it’s often with random townspeople interacting with them.

It was only after they’d spent years converting unfiltered sun into life-giving sugar that they began to expand horizontally, transforming into behemoths as the centuries drummed on. Yeah, well, we’re not in a ruin,” Dex said, panting lightly as they crested the last of a mild incline. Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. They were still warring with their personal discomfort over letting the robot do tasks of this sort, despite the fact that Mosscap loved few things more than learning how to use stuff.

We ask all users help us create a welcoming environment by reporting posts/comments that do not follow the subreddit rules. Chambers does her magic, of putting her gentle touch right on a raw spot and making it feel better, but I don’t need to know the mechanics, I just enjoy the process. it's entirely possible that instead of appreciating that I appreciate her service to me, she'll tell me to get off my fucking ass and turn the lights on myself.

The robots left the factories and walked out into the wilderness to stop humankind from imploding but made the ‘Parting Promise’ as they left.Written with all of Chambers’ characteristic nuance and careful thought, this is a cozy, wholesome meditation on the nature of consciousness and its place in the natural world. This book really was a comforting read, and I really want to read more books about Dex and Mosscap travelling together!

The dedication for the first book states, “ For anybody who could use a break,” and for this book it reads, “ For anybody who doesn’t know where they’re going. Dried salt and accumulated trail dust veritably peeled from their skin, running in grubby spirals into the greywater catch. I’ve never met any humans but you, and I know that doing so is rather the whole point of me being here, but now the enormity of it is hitting me, and—and—oh, I must seem so foolish.truly a beautiful story, that feels like a warm and healing hug, and i hope becky chambers gives us more! I can see this happening in small communities, but en masse, I agree with James Lovelock's (rest in peace, fellow misanthrope! Mosscap, too, comes off as a little bit needier in this book, which can be a bit of an annoyance because it seemed to be so wise in the first book. Published on 8 August 2019, To Be Taught, if Fortunate is Chambers first published novella outside of the Wayfarer universe.

That's really all I can say right now without a re-read, but I hope there are more books in this series, at least one more but I hope more than that. It stopped before a road sign, placing its hinged hands on its matte-silver hips as it read the text to itself. Sibling Dex and robot Mosscap have left the woods for human places so that Mosscap can ask his one burning question: what do humans need? We do meet a diverse and interesting collection of humans, though, including a … I hesitate to say love interest … a friendly casual sex interest for Sibling Dex (the way this encounter is handled is so well done: there’s attraction, honesty and mutual respect on both sides, and breakfast, but no expectation of anything more or different between them at this time), a representative of group of humans who have chosen to reject all technology (again, this is handled with the delicacy that is typical of this author’s writing) and we get to meet Sibling Dex’s family.Becky Chambers's new series continues to ask: in a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter?

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