New York: Tordotcom, 2021.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink to bookplate at front free endpaper. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/4" X 5 1/4". 147pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Tan paper over boards with spine lettered in green. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound. A highly presentable signed first printing of this first novella in the Monk & Robot series by Hugo Award-winning author of the Wayfarers Quartet Becky Chambers.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk & Robot series gives us hope for the future.
It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend.
One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered.
But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how.
They're going to need to ask it a lot.
Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? (Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #8599