„By our ships, we live. By the stars we hope.“
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Earth did not make it. When our home planet became unable to sustain humanity any longer, humans fled aboard big ships, the homesteaders, and formed the exodan fleet. They drifted centuries. Eventually to be found. Through a multitude of amazing characters, that couldn’t be any different, the reader gets to know life aboard the... Earth did not make it. When our home planet became unable to sustain humanity any longer, humans fled aboard big ships, the homesteaders, and formed the exodan fleet. They drifted centuries. Eventually to be found. Through a multitude of amazing characters, that couldn’t be any different, the reader gets to know life aboard the homesteaders and the hopes and dreams of their inhabitants. Each character is presented with a struggle that they need to overcome in order for them to find their place in life or achieve a, for them, very important goal. Becky Chambers is one SciFi‘s best author to emerge in recent years. Through her amazing writing style, that doesn’t rely on tense situations, she is able to captivate the readers attention throughout the whole book. There is no bad guy that needs defeating or a big quest to save the galaxy. Just people living their live, eventually having to make a decision. This book wants to be nothing more than a simple human tale in a vast galaxy.
Record of a Spaceborn Few
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series!
Brimming with Chambers' signature blend of heart-warming character relationships and dazzling adventure, Record of a Spaceborn few is the third standalone installment of the Wayfarers series, set in the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, and following a new motley crew on a journey to another corner corner of the cosmos—one often mentioned, but not yet explored.
Return to the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, as humans, artificial intelligence, aliens, and some beings yet undiscovered explore what it means to be a community in this exciting third adventure in the acclaimed and multi-award-nominated science fiction Wayfarers series, brimming with heartwarming characters and dazzling space adventure.
Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Earth boarded the Exodus Fleet in search of a new home among the stars. After centuries spent wandering empty space, their descendants were eventually accepted by the well-established species that govern the Milky Way.
But that was long ago. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, the birthplace of many, yet a place few outsiders have ever visited. While the Exodans take great pride in their original community and traditions, their culture has been influenced by others beyond their bulkheads. As many Exodans leave for alien cities or terrestrial colonies, those who remain are left to ponder their own lives and futures: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain in space when there are habitable worlds available to live? What is the price of sustaining their carefully balanced way of life—and is it worth saving at all?
A young apprentice, a lifelong spacer with young children, a planet-raised traveler, an alien academic, a caretaker for the dead, and an Archivist whose mission is to ensure no one’s story is forgotten, wrestle with these profound universal questions. The answers may seem small on the galactic scale, but to these individuals, it could mean everything.
Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California. She is best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series, which currently includes The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. Her most recent work is To Be Taught, If Fortunate, a standalone novella.
Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video and tabletop games, keeping bees, and looking through her telescope. Having hopped around the world a bit, she's now back in her home state, where she lives with her wife. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.