Record of a Spaceborn Few

By Becky Chambers
Read by Rachel Dulude

The Wayfarers Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982591243

  • ISBN: 9781982591236

  • ISBN: 9781982591250

Runtime: 11.61 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is a quietly profound, humane tour de force that tackles politics and gender issues with refreshing optimism.” Guardian on The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
“Delightful…The multiple narrators and seemingly unrelated plot lines converge thematically into an intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor…This is a superb work from one of the genre’s rising stars.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Becky Chambers’ debut novel…is probably the most fun that you’ll have with a space opera novel this year. It’s exciting, adventurous, and the cozy sort of space opera that seems to be in short supply lately…Not to be missed.” iO9 on The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Becky Chambers

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. It went on to be nominated for the 2014 Kitschies and the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English