Record of a spaceborn few (Wayfarers #3)

Hundreds of years ago, the last humans left Earth. After centuries wandering empty space, humanity was welcomed – mostly – by the species that govern the Milky Way, and their generational journey came to an end.

But this is old history. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who have not yet left for alien cities struggle to find their way in an uncertain future. Among them are a mother, a young apprentice, an alien academic, a caretaker for the dead, a man searching for a place to belong, and an archivist, who ensures no one’s story is forgotten. Each has their own voice, but all seek answers to inescapable questions:

Why remain among the stars when there are habitable worlds within reach? And what is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?

"A superb work from one of the genre's rising stars." - Publishers Weekly

"With the depth of the love I have for 'The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet' and 'A Closed and Common Orbit' and the genuine buzz of anticipation while I awaited the delivery of this volume, it would have been easy to have been disappointed, but of course I was not. Of course this novel was exactly what I hoped it would be and more." - Forbidden Planet

"Chambers’ novels apply gentle literary conventions to a science fictional setting: these are novels where character and theme are the most significant parts, and where the characters—richly human, believable, compelling—each in their own way shed light (or highlight) the thematic argument that Chambers conducts." -

  • Included in the win for the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Series

  • Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Novel

  • Nominated for the 2019 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Nominated for the 2018 Kitschies for Best Novel