Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

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From the Author of best-selling book The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet comes this continued exploration of characterisation and diversity and the next instalment in a series hailed as the best speculative fiction currently being written.

Published 7 Mar 2019
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About The Book

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

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, 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?

About the Author

Becky Chambers was raised in California as the progeny of an astrobiology educator, an aerospace engineer, and an Apollo-era rocket scientist. Her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, was originally funded via Kickstarter in 2012. Her books have been nominated for the Kitschies Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the Arthus C. Clarke Award and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger.

After living in Scotland and Iceland, Becky is now back in her home state, where she lives with her spouse. She is a devotee of video and tabletop games, and enjoys spending time in nature. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

What are others saying about this series

“An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy…” – Lauren James

“The best speculative fiction currently being written…” – John Connolly

Binding

Paperback

Author

Becky Chambers

ISBN

9781473647640

Page Count

368

Published

7 Mar 2019

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton

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