Becky Chambers – Record of a Spaceborn Few

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 ones 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.

Author: Becky Chambers
Narrator: Rachel Dulude
Duration: 11 hours 36 minutes
Released: 18 Sep 2010
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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I love every second I am able to spend in these stories and in the world Becky Chambers puts on paper. I feel like I know these characters and can relate to their experiences like few other authors are able to get across. The Rachels narration is wonderfully done and easy to lose myself within. There arent many books that I reread within 10 or even 5 years but Ive gone back and reread every book when a new one comes out and I am never let down.