A Prayer for the Crown-Shy with Becky Chambers @ Napa County Library

Napa Bookmine welcomes author Becky Chambers on Wednesday, July 13th at 6PM at Napa County Library to celebrate the release of the second book in her Monk & Robot series, A Prayer for the Crown-Shy. This event is presented in partnership with LGBTQ Connection Napa.

This is an in-person event. Register on Eventbrite here.

Questions? Email events@napabookmine.com.


A Prayer for the Crown-Shy is a story of kindness and love from one of the foremost practitioners of hopeful SF.

After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home.

They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts, and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe.

Becky Chambers's new series continues to ask: in a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter?


Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California. She is best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. Her latest works are The Galaxy, and The Ground Within (the fourth and final Wayfarers novel), and A Psalm for the Wild-Built (the first of her Monk and Robot novellas).

Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video games, tabletop RPGs, and looking through her telescope. Having hopped around the world a bit, she’s now back in her home state, where she lives with her wife. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Napa County Library
580 Coombs St.
Napa, CA 94559
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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236234
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 12th, 2022

“Tender and healing... I’m prescribing a preorder to anyone who has ever felt lost. Stunning, kind, necessary.” —Sarah Gailey on book 1: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy is a story of kindness and love from one of the foremost practitioners of hopeful SF.