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, Space, Space Opera

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

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (3.5) I found this book incredibly relaxing and comforting. Not what I would expect to say about a Sci-fi but Chamber's universe is so wholesome.If you enjoy contemporary "slice of life" type of books, you need to give this series a shot. It's beautiful, not exactly my cup of tea, but enjoyable nonetheless.
  • carol.
    Here's the part where you think I'm going to eat my words. But I don't think I have to: think of it as being able to love Star Wars, and The Empire Strikes Back, but not Return of the Jedi. In fact, it's nearly exactly like that.In this book, Chambers seems to think people are basically this:hippie communeOr, in my analogy, Ewok villageBut they aren't. People are basically beings with a variety of upbringings, chemical soups, and experiences. Whi...
  • 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) ...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we live. By the stars, we hope.” Hey Becky Chambers .... if you're listening ..... *slides across a $5 note* .... write more of theseThis entire series has been such a pleasure to read and I am so sad it is over. Although this is probably my least favourite of the three I still enjoyed reading it and even felt a bit emotional at the end with the thought of this series ending. Everything about this s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Emer
    'By the stars, we hope'This whole series is simply magnificent and this book is a fitting finale to a marvellous trilogy of essentially what are standalone novels. There are no madcap space adventures, no space battles with hostile aliens... None of what one normally thinks about when thinking of space set fiction but what there is is an innate sense of humanity. These books though set in some far flung future amidst the stars are more authentic ...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    [2.5/5 stars] Plot? What plot?I found this book very difficult to rate. On one hand, I really appreciate Chambers’ unique perspective and fearless, unapologetic outside-the-box approach to storytelling. It’s so different than anything I’ve ever read, and I kind of love that. So I feel it deserved more stars. However, I also had to take into account my own expectations and how much I actually enjoyed reading it… which is significantly less...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Auntie Terror
    The third book of the Wayfarers series, if series is the right word for these losely connected books happening in the same universe, again focusses on a different kind of normal life: it felt the most human-centred so far as it mostly takes places on the Exodus Fleet, the conglomeration of enormous habitat ships, Homesteaders, which a big part of the human race used to leave their dying planet with.On the one hand, the basic idea of this kind of ...
  • Phrynne
    This is the third book in a trilogy which is not really a trilogy, rather it is three books all set in the same universe but not a continuing story. I loved the first two books but this one did not really do it for me.Becky Chambers has a real talent for writing sympathetic characters, both human and not. By the end of the book I was really keen to see what happened to each of the major characters and was glad that all the loose ends were tied up...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Glitterbomb
    MORE PLEASE!Damn Becky, you nailed it again!RTC