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 hopeCenturies 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 h...

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

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

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...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Another beautiful spaceborn story from the talented Becky Chambers following her first two Wayfarer books. While I enjoyed this book, I appreciated it slightly less than the first book Angry Planet probably due to my more masculine taste for a voyage-type story whereas Spaceborn Few is more of an internal voyage. Humanity is adjusting to centuries of living in the Fleet (sort of like Battlestar Galactica’s fleet or Leia’s ragtag Rebel fleet) ...
  • Bradley
    Oddly enough, I had to revise my original rating on book 2 down to accommodate my feelings for this one.Whoa, right? Well, I found I liked this one more than the second, but that's just the thing. I didn't fall head over heels for this one. So I had to deal with that dissonance. This novel is about as bucolic as you can get aboard a spacecraft. Totally pastoral. The focus is on ordinary people doing ordinary things and backing off the whole actio...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I am soooooo bummed. The first book in this series is easily one of my favourite books in the entire world, the second book wasn't quite as good, but I still adored it. This one, however, I really struggled with :( I didn't care about any of the characters and I think there were too many POV's, and I kept confusing who was who. I feel like the first two books, although very character driven, had an underlying plot, whereas this one didn't. It fel...
  • 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.
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum of A Spaceborn Few might be my favorite Wayfarers novel yet. Structurally and thematically, it is quite unlike either of its predecessors, but these differences from book to book are what I love most about this series. First, readers got to explore the galaxy and encounter new alien species and civilizations in A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. In contrast, A Close...
  • Justine
    I wasn't sure about this when I started, but it really grew on me. The story is much more understated than in The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and the sequel, A Closed and Common Orbit. What all three books do have in common, however, is that they are intensely character focused, and the characters are engaged in reevaluating their lives, and what it means to be a person.Unlike many other books of this genre, Record of a Spaceborn Few doesn'...
  • Trish
    From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope.(Motto of the Exodus Fleet)This is the third installment in the Wayfarer series, a slow-burn science fiction series. I say "slow-burn" because there are no epic battles in space and even when a person is killed, it's more about the exploration of grief, how the community deals with the death as well as the local funeral rights, rather than the investigation and arrest of the...
  • 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...
  • Lindsay
    Another more-or-less standalone in Becky Chambers wonderfully humanist space series. This one explores life in the Exodan fleet through the viewpoints of several inhabitants.Tessa is a cargo worker and mother of two precocious young kids. Sawyer is a young immigrant to the Exodan fleet looking for something different. Isabel is an elder, an archivist in a society built in remembering. Eyas is a caretaker, basically a cross between an undertaker a...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Claudia
    The first two in the series I loved to pieces. The sweetness, the writing, the message, all hit a spot. That’s why I eagerly awaited this last volume and what a disappointment turned out to be…I read up to 20% before I abandoned it. It should be character driven but there are just mundane actions of people born in space from generations which fled Earth.The beginning was promising, but after the catastrophe we advance 4 years in the future an...
  • Denise
    It’s been a long time since I’ve read what amounts to a utopian vision of the future. Post apocalyptic and dealing with human angst and the ups and downs of family and community life, the story is more nuanced than it could have been. Once again Chambers describes and appeals to humanity ‘s better self.
  • Mike
    Man did I pick a good time to read this book. Becky Chambers' books are fairly described as being warm hugs in book form, and that was exactly what I needed this week.There's not a huge amount of plot, just people. (Not necessarily human people, but people all the same.) They live their lives, they have their struggles and their triumphs. And it doesn't matter how big or small those struggles and triumphs are on an absolute scale, they're signifi...
  • Ashley
    These books are so good. This one was the slowest to get started, but it finished up just as poignant as the other two. For those of you who haven't read the first two books, first of all you probably should, but know that they aren't sci-fi adventure books in the classic sense. They are slow burn character studies, for the most part. Interesting things do happen, but unlike a lot of sf, they aren't driven by their plot. The first book does have ...
  • Roy
    I hadnt planned to read this as Im one of the only few in the world who doesnt fully enjoy Chambers style. However my bookclub group decided to read this and I delved in. Again there really isnt much plot. Its about normal people doing normal jobs amongst a fleet. Its about relationships, finding one self and asking deeper questions about people/lives/love more so than the typical scifi action heavy scenes and thrills. Just not something that eng...
  • 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."
  • Britta Böhler
    I just love this series!
  • Emily
    This one didn't have much plot. It's mostly just about the lives of people on the fleet. I kept waiting and waiting for something more to happen, but it never did. It didn't feel like a slow read, it was just that there isn't really anything going on. I kept waiting for all the characters to meet up, or for some bad guy to enter the picture - sorry to spoil it for anyone, but none of that happens.
  • Tiger
    I have feelings. My favorite out of the three
  • 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...