Becky Chambers (author)

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Becky Chambers (born 1985)[1] is an American science fiction writer, who is the author of the Wayfarers series.


Chambers worked in theater management and as a freelance writer before self publishing her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, in 2014 after successfully raising funds on Kickstarter.[2] The novel was re-published by Hodder & Stoughton[3] and it was followed by a sequel, A Closed and Common Orbit, in 2016. The novels take place in a fictional universe, governed by the Galactic Commons. The third installment, called Record of a Spaceborn Few, was published in July 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Chambers was born in 1985 in Southern California and grew up outside Los Angeles.[1] She moved to San Francisco to study theater arts at the University of San Francisco.[1] She has lived in Iceland and Scotland before returning to California, where she currently resides with her wife;[4][1] she identifies as gay.[5]


  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle. ISBN 978-0062444134
  • A Closed and Common Orbit – nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. ISBN 978-0062569400
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few ISBN 978-0062699220


  1. ^ a b c d "Becky Chambers: To Be Spaceborn". Locus Magazine. December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet". Kickstarter. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Liptak, Andrew (September 12, 2015). "The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet Is This Year's Most Delightful Space Opera". Io9. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Becky Chambers". HarperCollins. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Favreau, Alyssa (August 1, 2016). "Interview: Becky Chambers on The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet & Writing Welcoming Science Fiction". The Mary Sue. Retrieved December 3, 2018.