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 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?...
|Title||:||Record of a Spaceborn Few|
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Record of a Spaceborn Few Reviews
If there was ever such a thing as cover porn then this series hit the nail on its head.
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 felt so directionless. I'm so so so so so so disappoi ...more
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 culprit(s).
Here, we are on the "Osteria", one of ...more
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 action schtick to get introspective and a bit aimless. ...more
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 review! No matter, let me be entirely honest:
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.
I am so ready to be devastatingly loved and buoyed by a book. THE TEARS ARE READY TO BE SHED.
The first two books in this intriguing series were very much meditations on identity and how culture shapes us, rather than plot driven, and this one goes even further down that path. It's really mainly a series of snapshots over a few years of various characters in her Exodan culture (people still living on the spaceships they used to leave Earth) and though there is a linking plotline it's not a driving or compelling one. Which makes it all the more impressive that these books are so readable ...more