Record of a Spaceborn Few

, #3

Paperback, 348 pages

English language

Published Dec. 31, 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton.

ISBN:
978-1-4736-4764-0
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4 stars (29 reviews)

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.

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reviewed Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (Wayfarers, #3)

My current favorite from the series

5 stars

As with every book by Becky Chambers that I have read, I struggled in the beginning. The pacing is different in each of her books, the characters have loose links to past storylines at best, and I always need time to ease myself into the new perspectives that slowly develop.

But this book! Yes, it starts slow. But when the story finally takes off, when things start to converge, the payoff is well worth it.

I was smitten with the worldbuilding that was even more intricate and well thought-out than in previous books of the series. I loved the characters, the way they explore facets of the society they inhabit. And in the end, I enjoyed the way the story develops.

I also needed tissues, but that's me.

Nachdenklich, anders als die anderen Bücher, aber trotzdem gut

5 stars

Der dritte Teil der Wayfarer-Reihe ist deutlich nachdenklicher, als die bisherigen Bände, fast schon philosophisch.

Auch die Story ist in diesem Buch nicht so durchweg optimistisch, wie von den ersten Bänden gewohnt, stellenweise sogar sehr tragisch. Dies ist allein schon am sehr drastischen Einstieg des Buchen zu merken. Dennoch fügt sich dies stimmig in die Geschichte ein und trägt auch essenziell zu deren Entwicklung bei. Zudem kommen auch dieses mal die rührenden, liebevollen und herzerwärmenden Momente, wie ich sie an Büchern von Becky Chambers schätzen gelernt habe, nicht zu knapp. 😌 Dennoch waren dieses Mal auch Stellen dabei, die mich eher traurig gemacht haben, was das Buch aber natürlich nur umso bewegender macht.

Ebenfalls sehr spannend fand ich die Beleuchtung der Geschichte, Kultur und der Lebensweise der Menschen auf der Exodus-Flotte (Exodaner genannt) und wie sie sich entwickeln. Da die Vorfahr*innen der Exodaner die Erde unbewohnbar gemacht hatten, brachen sie …

My favorite book in this series so far

5 stars

I absolutely loved the development of Exodan culture and I want to be best friends with all of the characters. A plot twist around the middle of the book shook me up a little bit in a way that other books in this series mostly haven't done, but it was so important for the rest of the storyline and the development of the other characters. Becky Chambers is one of the best authors out there, no doubt about it.

Review of 'Record of a Spaceborn Few' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Of the three Wayfarers books so far, this is probably my favorite. It is the first one I would truly consider hopepunk, because it's just so overall positive in its mood. Again, it's hugely different from the other two before that, but shares the common trait that there's no giant amounts of plot going on. It's the every-day life of 5 characters in the Exodan fleet. The Exodans are the humans who left the dying Earth to build a fleet from the remains, and who are in an orbit around the sun in said fleet, living permanently aboard their ships, their homesteads. The 5 characters we get to know more closely are all aboard the Asteria. There's Kip, an unhappy teenager who would rather be anywhere else, Eysa, a caretaker who is in charge of turning deceased into compost. There's Tessa, Ashby's sister, who is a cargo hauler with two …

good book

4 stars

I liked it! After finishing the trilogy-so-far, I think the first book is my favorite (the second was my favorite for a lil bit, but the first one has been growing on me over time). That's not to say this one wasn't great! It's a real cool look at communities trying to preserve their identity and struggling with the loss of identity as they join a larger community. I'm actually real inspired to try and explore this kind of thing in a game project. I love a cozy lil community and the cozy lil community sized problems that come with it. Nothing is overwhelmingly a threat to their survival, but all the problems are about communication, selfhood, individuality, and meaning.

Review of 'Record of a Spaceborn Few' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

So I finished this. Don't feel it was quite as good as the others somehow. I guess because I like AIs and this didn't really have many in. I continue to love the the SW, LGBTAI accepting future. It makes me nearly cry how wonderful they are about that stuff.

It left me feeling a strange sort of nostalgia for a future past. It... It's good. I think I felt this way about the others too.

Lacked drama for me though, or a drive behind the plot.

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