StoryGraph Saturday: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you, Dear Reader, in case you might find it interesting, too.


A Psalm for the Wild-Build (Monk and Robot #1)
by Becky Chambers
Science Fiction
160 pages
Expected publication: July 13, 2021, from Tor

From The StoryGraph: 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 Earth 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?


I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve read by Becky Chambers, and the one thing I didn’t completely love was still pretty good. The concept of this new series sounds so interesting, so I’m looking forward to reading it this summer.

One thought on “StoryGraph Saturday: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

  1. This one does sound very promising and perhaps perfectly suited to the novella format. It has a fascinating title, too.

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