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
The books of Becky Chambers' loose-trilogy introduced me to a genre for which I had never before had a name: solarpunk.
This is optimistic science and speculative fiction that questions where humanity will go next, how we'll interact with aliens, and what hurdles we might encounter. The first book, my favourite of the series, followed the multi-species crew of the Wayfarer, their adventures boring holes into space-time, and introduced us to a memorable and diverse cast. By contrast, the second b ...more
THAT COVER! THAT BLURB!
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) as the Exodans having escaped the collapse of Earth’s ...more
Damn Becky, you nailed it again!
If there was ever such a thing as cover porn then this series hit the nail on its head.
* 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 these characters has a tie to Ashby from the first ...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 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.