Record of a Spaceborn Few - Wayfarers (Hardback)Becky Chambers (author)
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Genre-defying, Becky Chamber’s novels are a revelation and this may be her best yet. Generous, expansive and thought-provoking with a human heart, it marks a welcome return to her Wayfarer universe.
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 while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.
Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.
Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.
Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.
When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, these Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
'Deeply moving... the sparky empathy of Chambers' writing [draws] you into these strange creatures' hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving.' - Daily Mail
'A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, Planet is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general).' - Tor.com
'One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages.' - James Smythe
'A quietly profound, humane tour de force.' The Guardian
'Joyously written and a joy to read.' - Claire North
'It's a joy to read sci-fi this big-hearted and progressive... The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet is just so much fun to read, and we can't wait to see what Chambers does next.' - SciFiNow
'The Long Way is, very simply, an extremely good book, a seemingly effortless demonstration of how progressive and enjoyable science fiction can be.' -Pornokitsch
'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination.' - iBOOKS
'So much fun to read.' - Heat
'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed.' - The Guardian
'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time.' - iO9
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