Record of a Spaceborn Few

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Record of a Spaceborn Few
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First edition (US)
AuthorBecky Chambers
CountryUnited States
SeriesWayfarers series
GenreScience fiction
PublisherHarper Voyager (US)
Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication date
Preceded byA Closed and Common Orbit 
Followed byThe Galaxy, and the Ground Within 

Record of a Spaceborn Few is a 2018 science fiction novel by Becky Chambers, published by Harper Voyager in the US and Hodder and Stoughton in the UK. It is a sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit.


The novel explores life in the Exodus fleet that was mentioned in passing in the preceding books, from the viewpoint of five characters: Tessa (sister of Ashby from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet), a laborer and mother to two children; Kip, a restless teenager; Isabel, an elderly archivist; Sawyer, a recent immigrant; and Eyas, a "caretaker" who performs Exodan funerary practices.


Record of a Spaceborn Few was a finalist for the 2018 Kitschies[1] and the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Novel.[2]


  1. ^ ""Miller's Circe picks up Red Tentacle at Kitschies"". 16 April 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ 2019 Hugo Award & 1944 Retro Hugo Award Finalists, by Cheryl Morgan, at; published April 2, 2019; retrieved June 8, 2019