Record of a Spaceborn Few: Wayfarers 3 (Paperback)Becky Chambers (author)
- 10+ in stock
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.
And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those 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: 254 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
Praise for Record of a Spaceborn Few:
'The best speculative fiction currently being written... Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life.' - John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers
'Richly human, believable [and] compelling... underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community.' - Tor.com
'Terrific... a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension.' - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
'An intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor... This is a superb work from one of the genre's rising stars.' - Publishers Weekly
'This novel was exactly what I hoped it would be and more... Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale.' - Forbidden Planet
'An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy.' - Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
'Both fascinating and entertaining... Becky's portrayal of humanity is generous, kind and honest.' - Geneveive Cogman, author of The Forbidden Library
'Checks all the boxes... driven by well-drawn, likable, and diverse characters in a complex future world.' - Barnes & Noble
'Relatable characters in a fascinating universe... the writing uplifts and captivates.' - Gareth Powell, author of Embers of War
'Beautifully written and fascinating.' - GeekDad
Praise for The Wayfarers:
'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.' - The 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
'A quietly profound, humane tour de force.' - The Guardian
You may also be interested in...
Becky Chambers is fast becoming one of my all time favourite sci-fi authors. In Record of a Spaceborn Few she once again delves deep into the socio-political dynamics of a human race struggling to define its place and... More
“I can't even...the brilliance...too much”
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... More
“Everyone should read this author. ”
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... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Alternatively, for multiple items you may find it easier to add to basket, then pay online and collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.