To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Layered
Contemplative
Vibrant

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

A stand-alone science fiction novella from the award-winning, bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of the Wayfarer series. At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in subzero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to journey to neighboring exoplanets long known to harbor life. A team of these explorers, Ariadne O’Neill and her three crewmates, are hard at work in a planetary system fifteen light-years from Sol, on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds. But as Ariadne shifts through both form and time, the culture back on Earth has also been transformed. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the story of the wonders and dangers of her mission, in the hope that someone back home might still be listening.
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C@chembotss
4 stars
Jan 7, 2024
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(Bre)anne✨@breanne
5 stars
Jan 3, 2024
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fris🐝@lfrisbee
5 stars
Dec 21, 2023
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treena@treephaba
5 stars
Oct 9, 2023
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Danny Werhane@dannyreads
4 stars
Jul 2, 2023
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Amira BEN@amirasreading
3 stars
Apr 27, 2023
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lisa roeling @mona_lisa
2 stars
Jan 22, 2023
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Midori Kobayashi@snortingpages
3 stars
Jan 22, 2023
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Mudita@muditasis
5 stars
Dec 28, 2022
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Wonko the Sane@wonko
5 stars
Nov 18, 2022
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Janice Hopper@archergal
4 stars
Nov 2, 2022
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Anna Troughton @annarose
5 stars
Nov 1, 2022
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Sarah Christine Gill@Gilly
2.5 stars
Aug 27, 2022
Easy read
Contemplative
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Marion@snodza
5 stars
Aug 20, 2022
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Marisa Petri@risareads
3 stars
Aug 18, 2022
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Aditi@phoenixs
4 stars
Aug 15, 2022
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Ashlyn@demonxore
4 stars
Aug 13, 2022
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Gaia Marino@okuribi
4 stars
Jul 27, 2022
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p.@softrosemint
4 stars
Jun 19, 2022
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Cat H@catsreadingworld
3.5 stars
Jun 5, 2022
Vibrant
Conceptual
Sophisticated
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Cindy Lieberman@chicindy
5 stars
Mar 26, 2022
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Kate B-L@librarycard
5 stars
Feb 26, 2022
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sage@fig
3.5 stars
Jan 23, 2022
Original
Easy read
Compelling
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Jan Jackson@pilgrim
5 stars
Jan 19, 2022

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