Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hopeThe 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 alie...

Details Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

TitleRecord of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Space, Space Opera

Reviews Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

  • Kaitlin
    * 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 t...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I loved the first two Wayfarers books, each for different reasons. This one follows several stories inside the Exodus Fleet, the people who left Earth but weren't rich enough to move places like Mars. They've continued living and building upon the ships they left in, and have slowly created a sustaining colony. The book starts with a disaster that sets a few stories in motion.Like all Chambers books, I appreciate the focus on people and relations...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Each book in this series is beautiful in its own way, but RoaSF just really hit in me in a particular way that I can't explain. There's so much humanity in Chambers' books, and while very little actually happens in terms of plot, the stories of the character unfold in a way that never feels boring.
  • Hiu Gregg
    I'm not sure if I wanna write a very long review for this one, as there are some books that you just wanna kinda... keep for yourself. Those books that you don't want to sit and analyse, because you'd rather just enjoy the fact that you've just read a great book that really got you.Recor of a Spaceborn Few is a wonderful story that made me tear up a whole bunch of times. It's an exploration of humanity, and of what society could be... But on a ve...
  • Elenora
    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 re...
  • Benjamin Appleby-Dean
    Honestly the most forward-thinking part of Becky Chambers' books isn't the convincing alien societies or the credible, well-developed technology but in daring to imagine a future society in which people are basically decent and caring towards one another.
  • Ali (the bandar blog)
    While this one was my least favorite of the three, it still has ALL of the sci-fi charm and warm fuzzy moments that the others have. Becky is so good at making her book endings give you chills, and she did not fail here: each of the character's last chapters made me teary-eyed, hopeful, happy, curious, and thoughtful. Why did I like this one the least? - It focuses a lot more on humans than the other two. (I ADORED the AI/alien aspect of the othe...
  • Tiger
    I have feelings. My favorite out of the three
  • Yasser Ahmed
    Another excellent entry in the Wayfarers series. A close second to my personal favourite, A Long Way.
  • 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 generat...
  • Kate
    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 relat...
  • Gabrielle
    I just love Becky Chambers. There's no way around it: she writes the kind of sci-fi I've always wanted to read. She writes the kind of sci-fi I wish I had written! "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" ( was probably my favorite book of 2017, and I have been eagerly anticipating new "Wayfarer" installments since."Record of a Spaceborn Few" starts out shortly after the end of "The Long Way to a Small, Ang...
  • Jon Adams
    Simply put, this is a beautiful book about life, in all it's many aspects. "From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we love. By the stars, we hope."
  • Hannah
    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 (...
  • Wendy
    I received an uncorrected proof as part of a Goodreads giveaway.This is a quiet profound book about finding your place in the universe.The. Exodian fleet left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, but even now that Humans are part of the greater galactic society and have many choices about where and how to live their lives there are those who still choose to live aboard the ships that first took them to the stars.Through the various characters we ...
  • Beth Cato
    Becky Chambers's Wayfarers books are magical. They are space opera novels, each self-contained, that are not about big explosions and dramatic plot lines. They are about people, not necessarily human, who interact, and love, and survive. They are almost like psychological studies, but not of the stuffy literary fiction variety. These are beings you want to know and hang out with.The third book in the series carries on the beauty of the previous t...
  • Lucille
  • Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books)
    Review to come!
  • Penelope
    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 i...
  • Alexander
    As with all of her books, profoundly humane and deeply affecting.
  • Anouk
  • Darran Stobbart