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Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  167 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope

The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 26th 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published July 24th 2018)
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Joanne Harris Advance reader copies are sent out months before publication. Reviews based on readings of ARCS aren't remotely bogus.

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Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
* I was sent this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *

"From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we live. By the stars, we hope..."

This book isn't quite a direct sequel to the events of The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, but it does start at the same time as the events in tLWtaSAP are finishing up. We follow a host of entirely new host of characters, all of whom are connected to, or interested in, the Exodus Fleet. One of these characters has a tie to Ashby from the first
Feb 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
If there was ever such a thing as cover porn then this series hit the nail on its head.
Joanne Harris
I was lucky enough to snag a copy of the ARC of this from my publishers, and I'll be buying the hardback version when it comes out. Yes, these books really are that good. I loved the two previous books in this (Series? Cycle?), especially the way in which the stories slot together in a non-linear fashion within an expanding fictional world, which means they can be read and re-read in any order, with equal enjoyment. And oh, how they are enjoyable - on many different levels. I have spoken before ...more
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
look! at! the! cover!

"But this is old history. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but outsiders have seldom seen. Exodans take great pride in their community and traditions, but the cultures from beyond their bulkheads have profoundly influenced their own. Those who have not yet left for alien cities and terrestrial colonies are left grappling with questions: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain among the stars when there are ha
Hannah (fullybookedreviews)
Alice, as in Wonderland
Jul 21, 2017 marked it as to-read
I am so ready to be devastatingly loved and buoyed by a book. THE TEARS ARE READY TO BE SHED.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This early review is brought to you by fate and amazing luck! I work in a book store, and we were sent a proof for whoever might want to read it, and it had been tossed on the staff table. When, during a break, I glimpsed the title on the spine, half hidden under a stack of papers and other proofs, I shrieked, making everyone jump a bit out of their chairs, and dived for it.
So hey, this is a proof review, but I didn't promise anyone an honest review! No matter, let me be entirely honest:
Jun 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
I don't think anyone understands just how impatiently eagerly I'm awaiting this release...

unless you do.

Also, just quietly.....That cover is magnificent!
Jun 16, 2017 marked it as to-read
This Wayfarers sequence of novels is marvellous (an understatement) and the trend continues with Record of a Spaceborn Few. We have new characters in a new environment - the Exodus Fleet - although there is a link to Small Angry Planet through one of Exodans who is the sister of the Wayfarer captain. Warm, compassionate, emotional - this is beautiful writing and once more Becky Chambers writes with such insight about the human condition and relationships, as well as the poignant relationship of ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So my toes had been left cold since finishing Long Journey to A Small Angry Planet, and I was all too ready to dive right into bed with the comfort blanket that is Becky Chambers' world. And oh my did this instalment deliver! I haven't actually read the second in the series, however hope to pick it up in the coming weeks before meeting Becky at an upcoming local bookshop event.
But back to the book in question. Following six different narratives (the only link to her debut being that one of the c
Lauren James
As a massive fan of Becky Chambers, it's saying something that this is my favourite of her books so far. It follows the lives of several humans all living aboard the Exodus fleet - a group of spaceships built when Earth became uninhabitable, which the poorer population built from scavenged metal to escape the planet. The richer countries moved to Mars, and the rest travelled on the Exodus fleet until they found a new home. The book is set generations later, when that home has been found - and hu ...more
Jan 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anticipated
this cover is so gorgeous i can’t wait for becky to destroy me again
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-queer-scifi
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As with all of her books, profoundly humane and deeply affecting.
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf-and-fantasy
Well it's not The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and it's not A Closed and Common Orbit but it is every bit as splendid and fantastic as both of these books but in it's own special way. I think the Ms Chambers is very clever not writing direct sequels as it makes it impossible to compare one to the other as each is so different. I started it, much like the last one, wishing I was back with the crew of book one but pretty soon became immersed in the world of Exodus, a world that the author des ...more
Katherine Fabian
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommend, sff
Fantastic, beautiful, engrossing book. I struggled to put it down, and finished it much quicker than I’d meant to. Becky Chambers is SO GOOD at building entire worlds and showing the multiplicity of perspectives that entails. I loved this.
Darran Stobbart
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tabi Card
Jul 15, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
*pounds fist on table*

I demand a blurb!
Angela Groves
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure where I should even start here. What a book.

Becky Chambers pulled us in with Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. We fell in love with those characters, the book was incredible. I know we all felt a pang of disappointment when we realised the following books were not going to be direct sequels. I want to go back to the Wayfarers, I do, really badly, but right now, I'm glad I haven't.

Becky is so talented at writing books that have the smallest, almost invisible link to her previous bo
Eli Claire
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, much love to my friend Jenn for grabbing the ARC of this for me!! This trilogy is one of my favorites, and I really, really enjoyed the third book. It did feel like the story took a little longer to piece together, seeing as the chapters were from different people’s perspectives - but I loved the way the different characters were all different ages, species, had different jobs, and grew up in different places. Becky Chambers is a master of writing beautiful, profound, sometimes haunti ...more
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, 2018
Received a proof copy of Record of a Spaceborn Few and was so over the moon because the first two books of the Wayfarers were 10/10 for me.

Unfortunately, as much as I liked RofSF I couldn't give it 5 stars simply because it felt like there was no particular climax. It read more like a slice of life novel set on a spaceship which I did still enjoy and would still recommend the whole series to anyone who likes Sci-Fi.
Elke (BEroyal)
Jan 27, 2018 marked it as expected

i need to get my act together and read Wayfarers #2 asap
also imagine all three books side by side the gorgeousness! can't wait
Jun 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-need
Someone must be watching over me because my wish was just granted on Netgalley. That is the very first time in over 3 years and it's for this book. I feel so lucky.
Tara Russell
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, netgalley
Loved it. Proper review to follow.
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
“From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope”

I love this series! One of my most anticipated books of 2018 Chambers continues her comforting and optimistic space opera with Record of a Spaceborn Few. Each Wayfarers book stands alone within the universe, keeping the barest thread of a connection to the previous books. In this case we occupy the same time period as A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but expand the world to look at humanity in the universe and, specifica
Joshua (Bookseller, Waterstones Hull)
Bookseller at Waterstones, Hull: early review, essentially spoiler free (for the most part).

With Record of a Spaceborn Few, Chambers has returned to her ever growing universe to tell another very grounded and emotional set of stories all revolving around the lives,loves and tribulations of a group of individuals from and within the Exodean Fleet.

Right from the off, can I say how refreshing it is to read a sci-fi series that has a much slower and more humane pace to it. As great as Morgan, Asher
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Record of a Spaceborn Few was lovely! Becky Chambers managed to write a book that is not at all like her other books, except that it also left me with a happy warm feeling and a knowledge that everything’s going to be ok. And that's not to be sneezed at at this time in history.

It shares a universe with her other books, with new characters and a new focus. This book is an exploration of life in the Exodus Fleet. Descended from Earthers who fled their dying (or rather, in-the-process-of-being-mur
A slower and more contemplative book than the two previous in the Wayfarers series, this nevertheless starts with a massive explosion in space. The disaster, which kills tens of thousands of people on board, causes a rethink for many who are part of the Exodan Fleet; is it time to leave the ageing ships their ancestors used to flee a dying Earth, or does their unique way of life hold value still?

A fascinating depiction of a society based on barter and recycling, where the stories that matter are
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Becky Chambers is the author of the Wayfarers books, which currently include The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger in 2017. She grew up in a family heavily involved in spac ...more
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