News | January 24, 2024

Folio Society Publishes Illustrated Edition of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

The Folio Society

 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Folio Society will release the first-ever illustrated edition of the groundbreaking novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Hugo Award-winning Becky Chambers on January 25. 

Limited to 750 hand numbered and signed copies, it is illustrated by the award-winning Zoë van Dijk who was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. 

Celebrating 10 years since its first publication in 2014, the novel was initially funded via Kickstarter and became the first self-published novel to be nominated by British speculative fiction awards, The Kitschies. It has gone on to become a best-selling first volume in a series that has won both Hugo and Prix Julia Verlanger awards for the author who lives in northern California.

The Folio Society’s limited run will champion the astronomical novel with a presentation box adorned with a field of stars and spacecraft, a printed cloth binding, artist-designed endpapers, a limitation ‘envelope’, and neon soaked artworks including an exclusive print that perfectly capture the novel’s contrasting and spectacular world.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet follows Rosemary Harper as she joins the crew of the Wayfarer, a spaceship packed with varied species and personalities. When the crew is offered the job of a lifetime that will see them endure a long trip through war-torn interstellar space, they soon find out that while space may be vast, spaceships are very small indeed. 

The Folio Society limited edition will be available exclusively through for £295/US$430